Can’t stop a moving train: Blue Line Extension closes $580M in federal funding, half of total budget
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 by Justin Ruckman
Hours before President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney face each other in a debate, the Obama administration sent a $580 million check to the swing state of North Carolina. Peter Rogoff, head of the Federal Transit Administration, hailed the commitment to pay half the cost of the 9.3-mile light-rail extension during an appearance Tuesday in uptown Charlotte, calling the project a symbol of what the administration believes can re-energize the economy.