Raleigh Report

Raleigh mayor meets with transportation secretary in Washington

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane was in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to talk about passenger rail with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

The trip was hosted by the advocacy group Transportation for America, which brings together leaders and businesses from across the country to advocate for increased transit options.

McFarlane joined leaders from five other cities with Amtrak service, including Durham Mayor Bill Bell and mayors from Tallahassee, Fla., Charleston, W.Va., and Saco, Maine. They met with Foxx as well as staff of the Senate commerce committee.

McFarlane was expected to talk with Foxx about plans for Raleigh’s Union Station, which has obtained federal funding but remains short of its funding target.