Representatives Foushee, Ross, Nickel Announce $25 Million Award for Triangle Mobility Hub and SPOKE Project Through RAISE Grant Program

Jun 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2024) — Today, Representatives Valerie Foushee (NC-04), Deborah Ross (NC-02), and Wiley Nickel (NC-13) announced a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the construction of a new multimodal transportation center in the Research Triangle Park and approximately 10 new 40’ battery-electric buses and local charging infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program.

“I am thrilled to see $25 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law being invested in the Research Triangle for local multimodal and green-energy transportation infrastructure,” said Congresswoman Valerie Foushee (NC-04). “This RAISE grant will help fund the creation of a new local transportation center and sustainable bus system to be used by families and small businesses in the ever-growing Research Triangle Park, and I look forward to seeing the transformative impact that this project will have on carbon emissions, road congestion, and job accessibility in the region for years to come.”

“I’m incredibly excited to see an historic $25 million coming to GoTriangle through the RAISE program – crucial funding that will drive economic growth, enhance mobility, and create more sustainable infrastructure throughout our region,” said Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02). “I fought to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which made today’s announcement possible, and supported GoTriangle’s grant application because every Triangle resident – regardless of their zip code – deserves reliable transportation to get connected to education, employment opportunities, affordable housing, and more. I will always fight for federal funding that will bring our infrastructure into the 21st century and ensure every North Carolinian has access to quality, affordable transportation.”

“The Biden/Harris Administration is delivering for North Carolina and I’m excited to see $25 million being awarded to GoTriangle for the Triangle Mobility Hub and SPOKE project,” said Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13). “This investment, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will allow for 10 new battery electric- buses, charging stations, and go a long way in constructing a next-generation transportation center in the Triangle. This funding will support investments in green jobs, clean energy infrastructure, and sustainable transportation initiatives. In addition to this funding I was glad to join Congresswoman Ross and Congresswoman Foushee in submitting a $9 million supplemental funding request to support this effort as part of the FY 2025 Appropriations bill.”

RAISE grants were originally created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as TIGER grants, and were authorized as the RAISE grant program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which provided the program with $7.5 billion over five years. RAISE grant funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation and can be used for a variety of infrastructure projects with local or regional impact.

Congresswoman Foushee serves as a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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