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Northeast Texas Trail to receive part of $25 million grant

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Lindsey Wiley
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Texas A&M University-Commerce

The funding, awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation, is provided by a federal initiative.

  • The Northeast Texas Trail will be getting a big boost from a federal investment, thanks to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Northeast Texas Trail is a 130-mile path for walkers and bicyclists that runs from Farmersville through Paris to New Boston. The trail follows the route of a former rail corridor. Yesterday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced that $25 million in federal funds will be awarded to two Texas trails. One is the Paseo Del Norte trail in El Paso County. The other is the Northeast Texas Trail. TxDOT says the money will be used to repair and build bridges, clear and upgrade trail surfaces, install trail amenities and improve safety features, among other purposes. TxDOT applied for the grant in partnership with the Northeast Texas Trail Association and the Paso del Norte Foundation. The funding is part of the federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) initiative.
  • The Greenville Independent School District will once again place a bond proposal on local ballots in the next election. The district is seeking funds to build a new middle school and a new early childhood center. The Herald Banner reports Greenville ISD trustees voted this week to place a $136 million bond on ballots in the November general election. The proposal is a slimmed down version of a $169 million bond that was rejected by Greenville ISD voters in May.