Marcy Kaptur

06/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2024 17:39

Congresswoman Kaptur Applauds Additional $19 Million Award for the Glass City RiverwalkPress ReleaseJobs and the Economy

Toledo, OH - Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced a $19,108,645 award to construct close to one mile of the Glass City Riverwalk's five-mile-long multi-use trail. The grant comes from the US Department of Transportation's Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Program, which helps communities across the country carry out transportation projects with significant local or regional impact. RAISE Grant funding was expanded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law also known as the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act which became law in November 2021.

"I commend Toledo Metroparks and its partners for a successful and Innovative proposal. By securing a second significant Federal award for the Glass City Riverwalk, the Metroparks have locked down $42,776,805 in federal investment in Toledo's Glass City Riverwalk in just under 5 years." said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. "With this award, we are one step closer to realizing the full vision for a renewed Maumee Riverfront, one that will benefit all Toledoans and serve as a symbol of our City's resilience and resurgence. It is especially rewarding as a member of the Appropriations Committee to see our work to fund these efforts result in such a transformational transportation project for our region."

The grant is the second from the Department of Transportation for the Glass City Riverwalk project, which received Over $23.6 Million in 2020 under the Department's Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Program, and third under the RAISE program for a project in the 9th District, with Erie County having received a $24.5 Million RAISE grant for the US 6 Connectivity Corridor/Sandusky Bay Pathway in 2022 and the City of Toledo having received a $20 Million RAISE grant for its project to reconnect the Uptown Toledo and Junction neighborhoods in 2023. This also follows a $28.5 US Department of Transportation awardfor the Riverfront Infrastructure Vitality and Equity Restoration (RIVER) in East Toledo project for the City of Toledo through a Neighborhood Access and Equity grant award. All told, over $115 Million in Federal funds have been invested in the 9th District through the BUILD, RAISE, and Neighborhood Access and Equity Programs since 2020.

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