Butterfield Welcomes Secretary LaHood to Tour Goldsboro Transportation Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will welcome U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Goldsboro on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss and tour the progress of three major local transportation projects currently underway: the Gateway Transfer Center Project, the Center Streetscape Project, and the Goldsboro Union Station Multimodal Transportation Facility.

Butterfield was instrumental in securing nearly a million dollars in federal funding for the development of these projects.  Through LaHood’s visit, Butterfield hopes to convince the Transportation Department to grant the additional monies needed to help complete construction of these facilities.

“I am happy to welcome my friend Secretary LaHood to Goldsboro to have him witness federal dollars at work,” said Butterfield.  “Secretary LaHood is no stranger to the transit and economic needs of rural communities.  These projects are critically important in making this region more accessible, creating thousands of jobs, and spurring economic development.  I look forward to discussing with the Secretary the best ways to move our transportation efforts forward.”

Butterfield and LaHood will be joined by Goldsboro Mayor Al King, County Commissioner Steve Keen, Gateway President and Chairman Bruce Gates, Gateway Director Arnold Underwood, Railroad Taskforce Co-chairman John Peacock, Railroad Taskforce Co-chairman Judge Charlie Gaylor, NCDOT Rail Division Engineer Craig Newton, NCDOT Public Transportation Division Director Teresa Hart, and NCDOT Region 4 Member Gus Tulloss, among other community leaders.

Schedule is as follows:


2:32 pm                Meet and Greet with Invited Guests


2:48 pm                Tour EXISTING Gateway Transfer Center with Invited Guests


3:10 pm                Tour Center Street Streetscape Project with Invited Guests


3:15 pm                Tour Union Station Project with Invited Guests


3:30 pm                Press Availability

                                Front Entrance of Union Station


3:45 pm                End Tour