Today, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff officially signed an agreement to hand over $745.2 million in funding to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project. Whoa! This is 50 percent of the total funding for the hefty project, meaning construction is soon to follow. The project, still slated to open in September 2015, has triggered serious head-butting from locals from the start. But—with a heap of federal funding, deterring money away from the city's thin wallet, minds may change. Here's how musical Milwaukians welcomed this morning's news: