|$10 Million Grant Awarded to the North Spokane Corridor|
Money part of the TIGER Grant
A week after reaching a major milestone by opening up the Highway 395 Interchange, the North Spokane Corridor received some more good news, as the federal government announced a $10 million grant awarded to the project.
The $10 million is part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) fund. The money will go toward relocating 7.5 miles of BNSF mainline and switch spur rail tracks near the Freya Street Interchange. It will also extend an existing 5.5-mile bicycle/pedestrian trail for more than a mile, according to a release from Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, as well as Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Greater Spokane Incorporated has been among the leading advocates for this important project, and will continue to advocate for its completion heading into the next state and federal legislative sessions.
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