FTA awards grants to Florida and North Carolina projects

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Courtesy of Jacksonville Transportation Authority

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $6.2 million to nine projects in seven states – including Florida and North Carolina – to support planning efforts to improve access to public transportation.

Funding is provided through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning, which helps communities examine ways to improve economic development and multimodal connectivity, and encourages mixed-use development near transit stations.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida will receive $877,068 in funding to plan for TOD at four stations in the initial phase of the proposed 38.4-mile First Coast commuter rail project in Northeast Florida.

The Town of Chapel Hill Transit Department in North Carolina will receive $592,500 to plan for TOD at 16 stations of the proposed 8.2-mile North-South BRT project, which will run along one of the town’s busiest and most vital thoroughfares stretching from Eubanks Rd. in the north to the Southern Village in the south.

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