Federal Transportation Funds For Highway Removal?
The 75 projects were selected from over 1000 applications.
"Perhaps the most eye-catching winner is the New Haven, Conn., Downtown Crossing, which gets $16 million to remove the limited-access Route 34."
"Broken down by mode, roughly 29 percent of the money goes for road projects, 26 percent for transit, 20 percent for rail projects, 16 percent for ports, 4 percent for bicycle and pedestrian projects and 5 percent for planning projects, according to the DOT."
From Greenwire: 75 projects get TIGER grants" (subscription only): The grants are designed to help communities encourage more sustainable forms of transportation, such as transit, bicycling and walking. "Many of these projects could not have been funded without this program", stated DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.