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Sewell announces $36.6 million grant to improve Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail

Funding comes from U.S. Department of Transportation’s Neighborhood Access and Equity grant program.

The historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. (STOCK PHOTO)
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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, announced Monday that the City of Montgomery has been awarded $36,663,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve the Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail. Funding comes from DOT’s Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) grant program and will be used to develop a greenway trailhead to facilitate zero emissions and ADA accessible transportation options along the Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail.

“On the heels of the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, we are thrilled to have secured major federal funding to improve our transportation infrastructure along the Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail,” said Rep. Sewell. “This $36 million federal investment will help us tell the story of the struggle for civil rights to more Americans. We are grateful to the Biden-Harris Administration for making it possible.”

The zero emission infrastructure will include rehabilitating the Transportation Administrative Building and a brownfield site, along the trail, into new locations for microgrids and charging stations for the public and public transit. The Fairview Transfer Station will be rehabilitated to house smart benches, Wi-Fi nodes, wayfinding kiosks, and workforce micro-transit hub.

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