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2016 TIGER Grants Award $484 Million to 40 Winning Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the latest round of TIGER grants on July 28.
August 3, 2016, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program announced 40 new winners on July 28, distributing $484 million to applicants from around the country. Competition was fierce with 585 applications," according to the Construction Equipment website

"The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) won the largest single grant of $25 million to help upgrade Chicago's Green Line 'L' Garfield Station," adds the article. $20 million grants went to New Haven, Connecticut; Flint, Michigan; and Salt lake City, Utah.

A separate article by Tom Ichniowski digs deeper into the new group of TIGER grant winners, breaking down the funding on non-geographic lines: "Pedestrian and bicycle paths received $97 million, followed by $93 million for transit projects, $54 million for maritime infrastructure, and $47 million for passenger and freight rail." Ichniowski also notes that the TIGER program, though popular with local leaders, "lacks a multiyear authorization—something the Obama administration had proposed—and, instead, has relied on year-by-year congressional appropriations."

The U.S. Department of Transportation also released a document with details on the entire round of grant funding [pdf].

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Published on Friday, July 29, 2016 in Engineering News-Record
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