Tag Archives: TIGER Grant

Highway Conversion to Reconnect New Haven Neighborhoods

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The city of New Haven, Connecticut is leveraging $36 million in federal TIGER grants to convert an urban-renewal-era highway spur into more of a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, opening up 10 acres of land in the city center for development in the process. By transforming the highway into a boulevard that slows traffic and links with downtown cross streets, the city hopes to knit the neighborhoods back together. Read more... Read more

Talking Freight: Completed TIGER Program Freight Projects – Success Stories

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The TIGER Discretionary Grant Program has allocated $5.6 billion to 420 projects during the eight rounds of the program. Many of these projects have been completed, and the experience those grantees had can provide helpful insights for future TIGER projects and other discretionary grant programs. This webinar will feature discussion about successfully implemented TIGER freight projects. Learn more and register... Read more

Webinar: Submitting a Great TIGER Grant Application, March 24

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​Join Transportation for America and Smart Growth America for an informative session about how to submit your best possible TIGER grant application. Join the webinar to learn what makes applications competitive, what USDOT has looked for in past years, the role of the benefit-cost analysis, the importance of non-federal matching dollars, the importance of support from local elected officials, and typical mistakes to avoid. March 24 from 4-5 p.m. EST. Register now... Read more

2016 TIGER Grants

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure, with a focus on projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities. ​Applications due April 29. Learn more and apply... Read more

DOT Unleashes Another Powerful TIGER

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced 39 projects selected for TIGER grants. The projects selected cover 34 different states, with some multi-jurisdictional projects stretching across state lines. Some of the projects will help people move more safely and reliably to the places they need to go. Others will help us move freight more efficiently and sustainably. And some help us do both. Some projects will benefit urban communities, while 43 percent of the projects awarded are in rural communities, a... Read more

Seattle DOT Takes Over Bike-Share, Plans Major Expansion

Pronto bike-sharing station in Seattle. Photo: Tony Webster
​ Among the items in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s 2016 budget is a $5 million item for Pronto bike-share expansion. The city is putting up the matching funds necessary to qualify for a $25 million TIGER grant, $10 million of which would be used to quintuple the number of stations and bikes and add electric-assisted bikes to the fleet. It’s a move the city says will help Pronto more quickly expand to the size necessary to serve as a form... Read more

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Competitive Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. TIGER 2015 discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure that will generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation, while emphasizing connections to employment, education, services and other opportunities, workforce development, or community revitalization. The pre-application deadline is May 4 and the final application... Read more

Putting TIGER Spending in Perspective

Despite its overwhelming popularity, the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, which focused on capital projects that generate economic development and improve transportation access for urban and rural communities, is constantly in jeopardy. Yet congressional transportation project austerity does not seem to apply to highway construction projects. To illustrate, this article compares the cost of a few highway projects currently receiving USDOT funding to the total TIGER amount of funding allocated to the TIGER program. Read more... Read more