Prince George’s County announced $20.5 million in discretionary funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The award will fund the construction of the New Carrollton Multimodal Transit Station Project, which will provide significant infrastructure improvements and further catalyze transit-oriented development in the area.
Station improvements will include a new train hall for existing MARC, Metrorail and Amtrak services, incorporating connections to Metrobus, TheBus and Greyhound bus services and the upcoming Maryland Purple Line light rail. In addition, the project will provide new sidewalks, bike lanes, lighting, signage and traffic calming improvements on Garden City Drive to improve access to the train station and area of the station square.
“We are excited about this project as it is another symbol of growing opportunity for all Prince Georgians, transforming the county’s largest employment hub into a true ‘downtown’ area and helping to ensure New Carrollton becomes the premier transit hub on the East Coast, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said. “From a regional perspective, with development and job growth generally occurring on the west side of the region, the creation of new employment centers with better access to public transit in Prince George’s County is a chance to rebalance economic growth on the east side, to address historical inequalities. , and provide our county with essential economic assets that will transform our local economy for generations to come.
Creating these new job centers in the region’s transit system also helps balance transit ridership, reduce traffic on the ring road, and encourage residents and visitors to use our system. of public transport. Additionally, they will balance housing needs, increasing the ability of our residents to live closer to where they work.
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