TIGER applications for fiscal year 2014 funding totaled $9.5 billion, 15 times more than available funding
President Obama knows that transportation means opportunity. Five years ago, when he signed into law the Recovery Act, the President gave the Act an extra roar in the form of DOT's popular TIGER grants--the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery competitive grant program. Since then, over five rounds of awards, TIGER has invested in transportation projects that have revitalized communities across America.
Today, I traveled with the President to Union Depot Station in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of the recipients of our initial TIGER awards. Thanks to that TIGER I grant, the once-shuttered historic station is now open to the public for the first time in 40 years as the Union Depot Multi-Modal Transit Center.
The Depot is a perfect location for President Obama's announcement today that $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects under a sixth round of TIGER...
ST. PAUL – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will join President Barack Obama today to announce that $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects across the country under a sixth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. The announcement will be made at the Union Depot in St. Paul, which received $35 million in the first round of TIGER to renovate the facility and restore tracks. Combined with roughly $480 million in federal funding for the Central Corridor light rail transit line, St. Paul’s Union Depot is proof of the impact that transportation investment can make, leading to job creation, downtown revitalization and economic growth.
This is the raw data for the TIGER Grants in XLSX format.
America's 4th largest city invests in its bicyclists and pedestrians
What does it mean to be multi-modal? For Houston, it means economic opportunity and new construction now...and 7 miles of paths, 10 miles of on-street bikeways, 11 miles of sidewalks, and 6 miles of pedestrian enhancements in the future.
That's thanks to the city's "Regional Bike/Pedestrian Connections to Transit" project, which broke ground today. I was in Houston for the event and had the pleasure of joining U.S. Representatives Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee, Mayor Annise Parker, and other local officials to celebrate this terrific step forward.
DOT Actions to Ensure Effective Oversight of Grant Payments Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery(TIGER) Grants Information