U.S. DOT Awards $500 Million in TIGER Grants

Unlike the federal highway and public transportation programs, TIGER grants do not require matching funds, making the awards highly sought after by state and local governments.

 US DOT TIGER Grants

The fiscal year 2017 TIGER program gave special consideration to projects which emphasized improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness.


The US Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $500 million to 41 projects in 43 states in the latest round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.

 “TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Since 2009, the TIGER program has provided $5.6 billion to 463 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.


“More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects. And tribal projects received $39.18 million, the highest amount since the first round of TIGER.”

 


Since 2009, the TIGER program has provided $5.6 billion to 463 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Unlike the federal highway and public transportation programs, TIGER grants do not require matching funds, making the awards highly sought after by state and local governments. The program relies on general funds rather than the Highway Trust Fund.

Over $10 Million Projects

Here are some of the projects with grant awards over $10 million:

  • Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, $12.6 million – to implement an approximately 9.4-mile bus rapid transit route connecting the Summerhill neighborhood anchored by Georgia State University to MARTA’s heavy rail system and the Atlanta Streetcar network.
  • SR 189 Flyovers: Grade Separating Trucks from the Town, Arizona Department of Transportation, $25 million– for raised medians, pavement widening, flyover ramps, and new roundabouts.
  • Southeast Automotive Gateway, Alabama State Port Authority, $12.7 million – to convert an abandoned bulk handling facility at the Port of Mobile into a roll-on/roll-off mobile vehicle processing facility.
  • Northstar Boulevard (U.S. Route 50 to Shreveport Drive), Loudon County, Virginia, $25 million– to construct a 1.6-mile segment of Northstar Boulevard to complete a 14-mile north-south corridor connecting to U.S. Route 50.
  • Lincoln South Beltway Project, Nebraska, $25 million– to construct the Lincoln South Beltway, which will serve as the primary route between U.S. Highway 77 and existing Nebraska Highway 2.
  • BIA Highway 10 Reconstruction Project, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (South Dakota), $21 million – to reconstruct BIA 10, including asphalt resurfacing and installing culverts, base course, rumble strips, and pavement markings.
  • Route 37 Corridor Safety Sweep Project, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, $20 million– to replace four bridges, rehabilitate two bridges, preserve nine bridges, and improve multiple traffic bottleneck conditions along a 1.6-mile section of Route 37.
  • Blue Ridge Road Grade Separation and Intersection Improvements, North Carolina Department of Transportation, $19.9 million– to eliminate an at-grade crossing by lowering the Blue Ridge Road from its existing grade to pass under the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) right-of-way.
  • Route 3, Ramp A and Bridge over Rail Lines, New Jersey Department of Transportation, $18.3 million– to replace the existing, structurally deficient Route 3 bridge over two rail lines and a nearby ramp.
  • Beartooth Highway Reconstruction Project, Wyoming Department of Transportation, $16.6 million– to reconstruct 1.6 miles of Beartooth Highway (U.S. Highway 212), completing a reconstruction of the full 67-mile length of the highway.
  • US 78 Phase 2 Bridge Improvements, Dorchester County, South Carolina, $13.3 million– to improve an 8.2-mile section of US 78 between the cities of Summerville and St. George, including road resurfacing, shoulder construction, road widening, and intersection improvements.
  • Penquis Region Rural Bridges Project, Maine Department of Transportation, $10.8 million – to replace three structurally deficient or fracture-critical highway bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.

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