Lawmakers: City Emerald Trail project to receive $140 million in federal money

U.S. Reps. Aaron Bean and John Rutherford say in a letter the trail “has the potential to be a catalyst for economic development.”

By Dan Macdonald | 7:07 p.m. March 11, 2024

The city’s Emerald Trail park project will receive more than $140 million in federal dollars, U.S. Rep. Aaron Bean announced March 11.

Bean worked with fellow U.S. Rep. John Rutherford to procure the funding as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation funding initiative.

The Emerald Trail project comprises 30 miles of trails, greenways and parks to connect Downtown Jacksonville with businesses, schools and transit. The trail will connect 14 historical neighborhoods.

“It’s critical that our transportation networks have the infrastructure to keep Floridians safe while they walk, bike and drive,” Bean said in a news release.

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Source: Jaxdailyrecord