Congressman G. K. Butterfield Supports Projects
Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, urging the department to approve the City of Goldsboro’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) V grant application. The City is requesting $16.5 million in much-needed funding that would make upgrades and significant functional and aesthetic improvements to Goldsboro Union Station, Center Street Streetscape, and begin construction on the Gateway Transfer Center.
Butterfield, who was instrumental in securing nearly a million dollars in federal funding for the development of these projects, welcomed Secretary LaHood to Goldsboro in April to visit the progress of all three projects which are currently under way.
In his letter, Butterfield wrote, “…[T]his project will be a magnet which will draw together people and create jobs. A recent economic study shows that investing in Goldsboro will contribute $17 million to the local economy in a region facing 8.4 percent unemployment.”