June 2009: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the formation of an interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities (focus on transportation, housing, and environmental policies, programs, and spending).The 3 agencies are working together to support urban, suburban, and rural communities’ efforts to expand housing and transportation choices, protect their air and water, attract economic growth, and provide the type of development residents want.