TIGER Grants

Federal Transit Administration

How Much Will Buttigieg Change Federal Transportation Policy?

The USDOT secretary is making big promises, but an entrenched system makes it difficult to implement long-lasting, systemic change.

May 19, 2021 - Governing

Biden administration

New RAISE Grant Program Replaces BUILD Grants at the U.S. Department of Transportation

The policy whiplash from the Obama administration to the Trump administration and now to the Biden administration continues.

April 14, 2021 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project

Atlanta Bus Rapid Transit Project, a First in Georgia, Moves Along

The first-ever Bus Rapid Transit system for the region surrounding Atlanta is making progress, and ready to hire consultants.

October 18, 2020 - SaportaReport

Express Bus Station Features Prominently in Colorado Express Lanes Project

Bustang, the interregional bus service launched by the Colorado Department of Transportation in 2015, will have a station in the middle of Interstate 25 as part of a $350 million plan to add toll lanes between Johnstown and Fort Collins.

May 7, 2019 - The Coloradoan

Freeway Construction

Analysis of U.S. DOT BUILD Grants Raises Critical Issues About Spending Priorities

Transportation for America is crunching the numbers on how the Trump administration has shifted transportation funding programs since it took over the TIGER grant program and made it into the BUILD grant program.

April 30, 2019 - Transportation for America

Road Construction

$1.5 Billion in BUILD Grants Announced

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced funding winners for the BUILD grant program, which replaced TIGER this year. The differences between the two programs are immediately obvious.

December 12, 2018 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Montgomery County Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit Line Breaks Ground in Maryland

Maryland's new FLASH bus rapid transit line will cost $31 million, with $10 million in funding from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant. It's also the first bus rapid transit line in the state.

October 31, 2018 - Silver Spring Patch

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

TIGER Grants Are Back, But They're Called BUILD Grants Now

Promises (or fears) of the end of TIGER grant funding have proven unfounded thus far into the Trump Administration. Here's what's new with the U.S. Department of Transportation grant program formerly known as TIGER.

June 12, 2018 - CitiesSpeak

Campaign Rally

$1.3 Trillion Federal Spending Bill Approved—Good News for Transit and Community Development Programs

It was touch and go there for a little bit today, but in the end President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that spares many transit and community development programs.

March 23, 2018 - Associated Press via CBS News

New Pedestrian Bridge in Miami Collapses on Thursday, Killing at Least Six

A span built to remove the danger of crossing a busy eight-lane roadway to Florida International University became the danger itself when it collapsed five days after being dropped into place using innovative bridge-building techniques.

March 17, 2018 - Miami Herald

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