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DOT Awards $500 Million in TIGER Grants to 40 Recipients

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on July 29 that 40 recipients will receive nearly $500 million in the eighth round of the highly competitive TIGER grant program.

The grants will support $1.74 billion in overall transportation investments from public transit agencies, the private sector, state and local governments and MPOs, DOT officials said.

“For the eighth year running, TIGER will inject critical infrastructure dollars into communities across the country,” Foxx said. “This unique program rewards innovative thinking and collaborative solutions to difficult and sometimes dangerous transportation problems. A great TIGER program doesn’t just improve transportation; it expands economic opportunity and transforms a community.”

Eleven APTA members will receive funding directly, ranging from $8 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments for its Redlands passenger rail initiative (total project cost of $262.3 million) to $25 million to Chicago Transit Authority for its Garfield Gateway Station project (total project cost of $50.4 million). Other organizations receiving funding include city, county and tribal governments, state DOTs and port authorities.

Since 2009, the program has provided $5.1 billion to 421 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and tribal communities.

This year, DOT received 585 eligible applications that collectively requested more than $9.3 billion.

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