WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) announced $10,614,225 in federal funding for the City of Yuma awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT funding is part of the FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grants. Projects for RAISE funding are evaluated based on safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, innovation and partnership.
This federal funding will go toward the Yuma Multi-Modal Transportation Center, a project to convert a historic building in downtown Yuma into a regional transfer hub and central, multi-modal transit center for commuter rail, intercity bus, local public transit, and ridesharing.
“This RAISE grant will provide the City of Yuma with federal funds to invest in a much needed transportation hub,” said Rep. Grijalva. “The multi-modal project will improve access to transportation for working people and families, create good paying jobs and generate equitable economic opportunity for Arizonans. I’m proud to support this critical project that will invest in our community’s future.”
The Yuma Multi-Modal Transportation Center project includes a renovated pedestrian pathway to Amtrak, bus bays for Greyhound and Yuma Area Transit, transit administration offices, ticket counters and kiosks, a waiting area for taxies, van pools, private shuttles, and rideshare, as well as improved facilities for transit users.
In July 2021, Rep. Grijalva led Arizona Members of Congress in a written letter of support to U.S. DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg for the project.
More information on RAISE grants are available here.