It was a landmark year in 2019 for East Coast Greenway, as funding hit a growth spurt with nearly $200 million awarded for planning, design and construction of segments from Maine to Florida, including more than $40 million in BUILD grants awarded. Highlights included projects in Miami and Charleston outlined below.
Funding from the federal BUILD program (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development), is $1 billion in 2020. Applications are due May 18, 2020. These funds could spur the planning, design and/or construction of hundreds of miles of East Coast Greenway.
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Funding to develop the East Coast Greenway hit a growth spurt in 2019 with nearly $200 million awarded for planning, design and construction of segments from Maine to Florida. Leading the investments are two U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD grants: $18.1 million to Charleston, South Carolina, for a bike-pedestrian bridge over the Ashley River and $22 million to Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the Underline towards design and construction of a 10-mile multimodal and recreation corridor beneath the elevated Miami Metrorail.Read more
Years of outreach, advocacy and hard work by Charleston, South Carolina, bicycle-pedestrian advocates and the East Coast Greenway Alliance paid off with the November 6, 2019 announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the city an $18.1 million BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) grant to add a stand-alone bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossing the Ashley River.Read more
Three days of meetings in Washington D.C. recently capped the East Coast Greenway Alliance’s efforts to secure BUILD grant investments from the U.S. Department of Transportation for Greenway projects from Massachusetts to Florida. Eleven partnerships from seven states submitted BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) grant proposals this past July to plan, design, and/or build more than 200 miles of Greenway. Totalling more than $135 million in requests, the portfolio of proposals creates an unprecedented opportunity to develop the East Coast Greenway, especially in rural communities.Read more
The recent submission of 11 BUILD grant applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation creates an unprecedented opportunity to develop the East Coast Greenway, especially in rural communities.Read more
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