Congress members request $150 million for Greenway projects

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This new bridge on the Lynn and Saugus town line is a big step in the completion of the Northern Strand Community Trail, a key stretch of the East Coast Greenway and Border to Boston Trail in Massachusetts. Funding for planning and design for 7 additional miles of the Border to Boston Trail has been requested.

Eighteen members of Congress from nine states and Washington, D.C., have collectively submitted over $150 million in funding requests to plan, design and construct segments of the East Coast Greenway via home-state earmarks.

Please join us in thanking these Members of Congress! 

The diligence of East Coast Greenway staff members in meeting with and educating federal leaders on the opportunities in their district played a key role this effort. These funding requests, for 20 different Greenway segments, are a huge step forward and a tangible demonstration of the need for a national Greenway Stimulus that prioritizes infrastructure, equity and jobs. 

Thank you to the following Members of Congress (listed north to south) for their support of East Coast Greenway funding requests:

  • Chellie Pingree, ME-1
  • Seth Moulton, MA-6
  • Ayanna Pressley, MA-7
  • Jim Langevin, RI-2
  • Jahana Hayes, CT-5
  • Joe Courtney, CT-1
  • Jerry Nadler, NY-10
  • Dwight Evans, PA-2
  • Mary Gay Scanlon, PA-5
  • Brendan Boyle, PA-2
  • Dutch Ruppersberger, MD-2
  • John Sarbanes, MD-3
  • Kweisi Mfume, MD-7
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC
  • Donald McEachin, VA-4
  • Abigail Spanberger, VA-7
  • David Price, NC-4
  • G.K. Butterfield, NC-1  

Highlights of East Coast Greenway projects submitted as part of community funding and member designated transportation requests: 

Maine 

  • As recently covered by the Portland Press Herald, final design for 11 miles of the Eastern Trail (Kennebunk, Wells and North Berwick)

Massachusetts 

  • Planning and design for 7 miles of the Border to Boston Trail (Newbury, Boxford, Peabody, Salem and Marblehead)

  • Construction for complete streets (Lynn)

  • Construction for  Peabody Canal Riverwalk (Peabody)

  • Construction for Boston Street Improvement Project (Salem and Peabody)

  • Construction of Mystic River Bike/Ped Bridge (Somerville and Boston)

Rhode Island

  • Construction of Trestle Trail (Coventry)

  • Construction of Woonasquatucket Greenway Project (Providence)

Connecticut 

  • Construction of Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (Avon)

  • Construction of Quinebaug River Trail (Plainfield)

New York

  • Construction of Hudson River Trail (New York City)

Pennsylvania

  • Design of Cobbs Creek Parkway Multimodal Improvements (Philadelphia)

  • Construction of Tacony-Holmesburg Trail (Philadelphia)

Maryland

  • Planning, design and construction of multiple segments in the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network

Washington, D.C.

  • Design of Arboretum Bridge and Trail

Virginia

  • Development of the Fall Line Trail from Ashland to Petersburg

  • Route 31 bicycle accommodations project in Surry

North Carolina

  • Final design and construction of Durham Beltline

  • Design and acquisition of South Tar River Greenway Phase 2 (Greenville) 

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