Butterfield Cheers TIGER V Grant to Complete Center Streetscape and Union Station Projects in Goldsboro
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today cheered the U.S. Department of Transportation’s award of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) V grant to the city of Goldsboro. The much-needed $10 million grant will be used to complete the Gateway Transfer Center Project, the Center Streetscape Project, and the Goldsboro Union Station Multimodal Transportation Facility, all already underway.
“This award is the culmination of many years of efforts to fund this project,” said Butterfield. “This investment in Goldsboro will provide an economic boost to the entire eastern North Carolina region after tough economic challenges. Specifically, these funds will enable Goldsboro to completely renovate the downtown, expand public transportation capacity to interconnect an entire rural region, and restore historic infrastructure. I thank Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for recognizing the importance of these projects and awarding this grant to Goldsboro.”
There have been several rounds of TIGER grants and Butterfield has been integral to Goldsboro’s efforts throughout. In addition to meeting with the transportation secretaries concerning Goldsboro’s grant application, in April, Butterfield led a tour for then-Transportation Secretary LaHood of the downtown area and the site of Goldsboro Union Station. Last year, Butterfield urged North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti to reallocate unspent transportation funds to Goldsboro for its transportation projects. Prior to that, Butterfield sent several letters in support of Goldsboro’s TIGER grant applications.