DOT Announces Recipients of FY 2014 TIGER Grants
USDOT announced the 72 projects that will receive $600 million through the TIGER discretionary grant program
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the 72 projects that will receive funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. The recipients span 46 states and the District of Columbia, each receiving a portion of the available $600 million in federal funding.
The TIGER discretionary grant program provides capital to support road, rail, transit and port projects working toward national objectives. All applications are evaluated for their potential, long-term outcomes regarding:
- Economic competitiveness
- State of good repair
- Environmental sustainability
This year, the DOT collected 797 applications calling for a total of $9.5 billion in federal grants – which is 15 times more than is available – underscoring the high demand for transit-related grants.
Of the 72 projects awarded TIGER grants:
- 15 are transit-based and will receive $156 million, or 26.8 percent of the total funding
- 26 projects are focused on roads, and will be awarded $221 million to account for 37.8 percent of total funds
- 31 projects centered on planning will make up the remaining 5.4 percent of funding, totaling $31.6 million
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