Duluth, GA — On Friday, November 17th, Representative Lucy McBath (GA-07) hosted Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Amit Bose and convened a roundtable discussion with local elected officials and government leaders to discuss issues of importance relating to rail lines located in Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District. This conversation comes on the heels of this week’s two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is generating historic levels of federal investments in the nation’s infrastructure systems and revitalizing communities across America.
“Administrator Bose joins a long list of Cabinet secretaries and Administration officials to accept my invitation to Gwinnett County and see firsthand the impacts of the historic federal investments we are making through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Plan,” McBath said. “I want to thank Administrator Bose for taking the time to visit our community and for sharing with our local government leaders some key opportunities to take advantage of resources that the Federal Railroad Administration and the Department of Transportation have to offer.”
“With this first round of RCE grant funding, FRA aims to aid Gwinnett County in finding alternatives that address connectivity, mobility, environmental sustainability, socioeconomic equity, and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers,” said Administrator Amit Bose. “And while we recognize this issue has not been and cannot be remedied with this grant alone, I hope these efforts lead to a meaningful difference in the lives in this community.”
Attending the roundtable conversation were elected officials and government staff from Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Dacula, Lilburn, Norcross, and Duluth. These leaders had the opportunity to discuss railroad safety and infrastructure concerns in Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District. In particular, participants discussed the $888,000 Federal Railroad Administration grant award to Gwinnett County to conduct a feasibility study to eliminate three CSX railroad crossings within the county. This FRA grant was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.