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Ranking Member Price Issues Statement on TIGER Grant for Raleigh Road Improvements

March 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Mar. 8, 2018) – On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that North Carolina would be awarded $20 million in federal TIGER grant funding to make major grade separation improvements at Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh.  Congress has dedicated nearly $5.1 billion for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants since 2009, allowing communities to invest in road, rail, transit, and port projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region, or a metropolitan area.  As the Ranking Member on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Price has made funding for TIGER one of his top priorities.

“I’m pleased that North Carolina will receive nearly $20 million in federal TIGER grant funding to complete a critical grade separation project in Raleigh.  This project will alleviate congestion and safety problems in this busy multi-modal corridor that serves freight and passenger rail, motorists, and pedestrians near N.C. State University and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.  The competitive TIGER program allows communities across the country to undertake significant infrastructure improvements, and it remains one of my top funding priorities as the Ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee.  I will continue to oppose efforts by the Trump Administration to eliminate TIGER.”

For more information on the TIGER grants program, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/tiger/about

 

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