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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas


Nov 16, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) announced the following federal infrastructure investments awarded to North Texas entities through the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) RAISE Discretionary Grant program.

The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit, and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $8.9 billion for twelve rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact. The RAISE program enables DOT to examine these projects on their merits to help ensure that taxpayers are getting the highest value for every dollar invested.

“Fresh off of passing one of the most consequential, transformative, and historic infrastructure packages in our nation’s history, I am proud to announce additional federal funding coming to aid infrastructure improvement and development in North Texas,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “As the Senior Texan on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I understand that the long-term viability of our infrastructure is dependent on investments like these. That’s why I am pleased to see the Department of Transportation select two area projects—the Southern Dallas Inland Port and The Loop—to support, as well as provide federal dollars to the City of Dallas to plan for projects surrounding the future Southern Gateway Park.”

“Dallas continues to build for our future with exciting projects such as the Loop, the Southern Gateway Park, and the Southern Dallas Inland Port,” added Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “These grants represent game-changing community infrastructure investments that will help us provide equity and make our city more sustainable. I want to thank Congresswoman Johnson and our Dallas delegation for working on our behalf, and I am excited to put this money to work.”

Please find additional grant information below:

Project Title

Funding Amount





Enhancing Mobility within the Southern Dallas Inland Port








North Central Texas Council of Governments


Will provide additional mobility and transit connectivity in Southern Dallas County near the Inland Port.



The LOOP: Uniting Neighborhoods with Urban Trails






Texas Department of Transportation


Will complete the third and final segment of The Loop, a 50-mile urban trail in the City of Dallas.





Connecting Communities in the Southern Gateway









City of Dallas


Will provide funding for the city to create a comprehensive master plan for projects connecting the Southern Gateway Park to the Oak Cliff neighborhood.