An official DOT TIGER announcement wasn’t expected until mid-September, but after several lawmakers pre-emptively announced projects in their states last week, DOT released award announcements early.
On Friday, Secretary Foxx announced $600 million in TIGER awards among 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The TIGER program is a unique opportunity within DOT that invests in high-impact projects including roads, bridges, freight and passenger rail, transit buses and streetcars, port infrastructure, and bicycle and pedestrian paths, in order to achieve critical objectives for the nation. This year, DOT funded 26 road projects, 17 transit projects, 12 regional planning projects, 7 maritime projects, 7 rail projects and 3 bike pedestrian projects.
View the full list of FY2014 TIGER award recipients here.
Does your community have a high-impact transit project that needs additional funding? If so, you should learn more about DOT’s TIGER Program by visiting http://www.dot.gov/tiger.