SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were in town Thursday afternoon, taking a tour of the U.S.-395 North Spokane Corridor.
Construction on the corridor is ongoing, just one week after the project received a $10 million dollar TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
This is the second TIGER grant the project has received, totaling $45 million dollars in funding thus far.
The corridor is about halfway complete with five of the ten total miles already laid out.
Part of Thursday's tour was to also to announce a new national Freight Policy Board that will bring all modes of transportation together. The goal is to move all freight faster in an effort to double exports in America by 2015. As of right now, $37 million dollars of freight is transported everyday.