07 Jun '16, 9pm

US DOT receives nearly 600 applications for latest round of TIGER grants

US DOT receives nearly 600 applications for latest round of TIGER grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585 applications from across the country totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding — over 18 times more than the $500 million that will be awarded. Now in its eighth year, the TIGER program has continued to attract overwhelming demand from communities of all sizes, with 337 applications coming from urban areas and 248 from rural communities. The high level of interest underscores the continued need for transportation investment nationwide. Related: New round of TIGER grants makes $500M available “Communities across the country know that if we want a strong, multimodal transportation system that will meet our needs in the future, we need to make meaningful investments today,” said Secretary Foxx. “As we have seen year after...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/7136...

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