The Cities of Eugene and Springfield, along with financial and project support from the Lane Transit District, jointly submitted a request for federal funding to complete Phase 2 of the Franklin Boulevard Partnership project. A big thanks to all community members and other stakeholders whose time, vision, and support made this possible. As we continue our commitment to saving and improving lives, this year’s request follows last year’s Franklin Boulevard Opportunity Zone Corridor application (not funded). If this year’s application is successful, federal funding will come from the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) RAISE grant program for the 2021 cycle. “RAISE” is short for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity. USDOT will announce its decision by November 22, 2021. Additional information about RAISE grants and the application materials are available on the City of Eugene’s website.