- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation has won a $25 million federal grant to help build the Gateway Station in Charlotte.

Multiple news outlets report the station would be a hub for Amtrak, a commuter rail line, local and long-distance buses and a streetcar.

In a statement, Gov. Pat McCrory called Thursday’s announcement “fantastic news” for the city and state.

However, it’s unclear who would provide the funding still needed for the project, which has been estimated from $150 million to $200 million.

It’s also unclear whether the Charlotte Area Transit System will have enough money to build the commuter line to Lake Norman, which would be a major component of the station.

The grant was part of the federal government’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program.

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