City of Raleigh Awarded $10 Million Grant to Help Fund Union Station Monday, September 09, 2013

The City of Raleigh has been awarded a $10 million federal transportation grant (TIGER 2013 grant) to help fund Raleigh Union Station. The additional funds move the City closer to building a passenger train station in Downtown Raleigh that will enhance connectivity and spur economic growth.

“We are thrilled by the news of this grant and appreciate the continued support of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration to help secure funding to move the station forward,” said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

“We are thrilled by the news of this grant and appreciate the continued support of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration to help secure funding to move the station forward,” said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is working closely with the City of Raleigh and the Federal Railroad Administration in reviewing the project’s budget status and the existing cooperative agreement with a goal of reallocating stimulus money to support the station and have it listed in the agreement as dedicated funding for Raleigh Union Station.

“We remain committed to the Raleigh Union Station project as part of our overall efforts to better connect the cities of Raleigh, Charlotte and towns in between,” said NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata. “We continue to have strong collaboration with City and federal transportation leaders to make this happen.”

The addition of the TIGER 2013 funding will provide $10 million to complete the rehabilitation of the former Dillon Supply warehouse Downtown to the main passenger terminal.

“The station is an important part of Raleigh’s public transportation plan and will serve as a hub for bus and rail transit,” said Raleigh Planning and Economic Development Director Mitchell Silver. “We are grateful to have this additional grant and the support of state and federal partners to complete this project that will revitalize a historic focal point of our Downtown and better connect our community.”

Construction on the Raleigh Union Station is scheduled to begin in early 2015.

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