Lawrenceville, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) held a press conference at Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab Innovation Center, with Peachtree Corners’ Mayor Mike Mason, Curiosity Lab Executive Director Brandon Branham, and others to announce $495,000 in funding secured as part of the Congresswoman’s FY22 Community Funding Project requests. This funding will help the lab invest in new transit technologies that help connect communities and create economic growth.
“Transit is the number one impediment for economic growth in our community,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “I am deeply proud to have delivered on my promise to invest in Gwinnett County’s transit services and infrastructure. Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab is developing new and innovative ways to move people around our communities. This funding will ensure they can continue to push the limits and carry Georgia into the future.”
This funding will help Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab Innovation Center invest in transit innovation and infrastructure in Gwinnett County. The lab is working to provide docking and refueling stations for alt energy vehicles and accommodating mass transportation, offer cost effective last mile connectivity to low-income individuals who ride public transit, and advance Peachtree Corners economic development efforts by attracting companies that are working in the mobility and smart city markets.
In spring of 2021, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 10 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes funding for all 10 of her community projects. Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab Innovation Center provides a real world testing environment for startups, private industry, and the public sector to develop and advance next generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology.
Through her time in Congress, Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab has been a steadfast partner. Last year, Congresswoman Bourdeaux welcomed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to tour their facilities. Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab is also developing new technologies to place solar panels along highways—technology Congresswoman Bourdeaux highlighted in her National and Regional Greenways Act.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.