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.
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.
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.
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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