Tillis Announces $1.4 Billion for North Carolina Bridges and Highways | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.     Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is awarding the state of North Carolina $1.4 billion in funding for North Carolina highways and bridges. The funding comes from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation Senator Tillis helped negotiate and pass into law.

    "This grant is a huge win for North Carolina, providing major funding for necessary improvements to our highways and bridges," said Senator Tillis. "As a member of the bipartisan infrastructure group, I worked hard to ensure the package improved North Carolina's roads, highways, and bridges for generations to come, and I applaud the DOT and the FHWA for their continued investment in our great state."

    Specifically, the grant includes:

  1. National Highway Performance Program: $772.6 million
  2. Surface Transportation Block Grant Program: $375.8 million
  3. Highway Safety Improvement Program: $80.5 million
  4. Railway-Highway Crossings Program: $7 million
  5. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement: $56.9 million
  6. Metropolitan Planning: $7.8 million
  7. National Highway Freight Program: $36.9 million
  8. Carbon Reduction Program: $33.5 million
  9. PROTECT Formula Program: $38.1 million

    Total: $1.4 billion


    Contact: Adam Webb
      Email: adam_webb@tillis.senate.gov

    Contact: Lauren Scott
       Email: Lauren_Scott@tillis.senate.gov
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Bloodless Warfare: Politics

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley held a press conference on Tuesday to address the state of the 2024 presidential race, where she informed people that she was defying calls to drop out.
RALEIGH: More than 50 years ago, an impressive crystal chandelier was delivered in a nondescript box to the North Carolina Executive Mansion.
Catherine Truitt filed Monday to seek a second term as North Carolina's Superintendent of Public Instruction.
First-term North Carolina Congressman Jeff Jackson has been redistricted out of his seat, but he isn’t going quietly. Jackson took to TikTok on Thursday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general.
The House GOP’s narrow majority is poised to get even smaller with the result of Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District to replace freshman Rep. George Santos (R-NY) following his ouster.
Please find today’s turnout numbers for Friday, February 23rd.
As 2024 kicks off and presidential candidates prepare for the first round of voting, polls indicate that the country is headed for a rematch of the 2020 election.
Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed three people to run the Republican National Committee (RNC) following reports of the current chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, leaving the post after the GOP South Carolina presidential primary, set for February 24.

HbAD1

RALEIGH: Following UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz’ resignation to become President of Michigan State University, Governor Roy Cooper reiterated the need for changes in the governance of the UNC System, highlighting recommendations put forward by the Governor’s Commission
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appeared in a nostalgic ad during the Super Bowl on Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr suggested during a speech late last week that in a rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, he’ll back his former boss.
Please find today’s turnout numbers for Thursday, February 22nd.
On Monday, the state Senate Redistricting and Elections Committee passed S.B. 757, which could become the lines for North Carolina’s fourteen U.S. Congressional districts.
Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) suggested during an interview over the weekend that she may still enter the 2024 presidential election, even though the process is already well underway.
Today, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. regarding regulatory frameworks for artificial intelligence in health care.
RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper has signed a letter calling on U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to take additional steps to ensure that all forms of contraception are affordable and accessible.

HbAD2

North Carolina Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry has served as interim speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives since Oct. 3 after former speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, was ousted.
The Democratic National Committee launched four billboards in Grand Rapids, Michigan, targeting independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for his Super PAC, American Values 2024, taking donations from a former Trump mega-donor.
Please find today’s turnout numbers for Tuesday, February 20th.
Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the NC State Board of Elections, recently was elected vice president of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).
Volunteer Firefighter, Former Prosecutor Pledges To Protect Consumers, Keep Costs Low
Raleigh, NC – Today, on the first day of candidate filing, Democratic activists filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's new congressional map, which was approved by the North Carolina General Assembly over a month ago.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top