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Competitive Surface Transportation Program

 Total Federal Funding: $1.5 billion
 Estimated N.C. Funding: Requires a competitive grant application process and has a maximum award of $300 million per state.
 Estimated Local Funding:  ---
 Administering Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
 Overview: Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) plans to seek $300 million for the North Corridor Commuter Rail project from the $1.5 million discretionary grant program. The remaining $100 million would be shared by the state, Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville.
 Eligibility:  ---
 Local Funding Availability: CATS will submit an application for the North Corridor Commuter Rail project. The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to submit an application for the I-85 Yadkin River Bridge. Either project would utilize the maximum allowable funding for North Carolina.
 Contact Information: CATS
 Amounts Obligated:  ---
 Job Creation/Retention: At 28 man-years/$1 million invested, the project would generate 9,800 jobs.
 Project Completion Status: Currently 90% of the design phase is complete, requires 30 months to complete. The law allows up to three years to complete awarded projects.
 Tentative Public Hearing Dates:  ---
 Links for More Information: North Corridor Commuter Rail project