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.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) won the largest single grant of $25 million to help upgrade Chicago's Green Line 'L' Garfield Station.
$20 million TIGER grants went to:
- New Haven, Connecticut to bridge the gap created by the highway cut between New Haven’s downtown and its Medical District, the Hill neighborhood, and Union Station. The project reconnects the local street grid, reestablishes Union Station as a focal point of the transit-oriented area, and improves connections to the Hill neighborhood for education, employment and medical opportunities.
- Flint, Michigan to reconstruct portions of arterial roadways, including sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic signals, signage and lighting, and includes a road diet, replacing an existing traffic lane with non-motorized travel lanes. The city will reduce total infrastructure costs by completing the project at the same it replaces underlying water transmission lines.
- Salt Lake City, Utah Transit Authority to build network connections including crosswalks, trail connections, sidewalks, and bike lanes, filling non-motorized network gaps. The project will improve connectivity to the entire network, especially for non-motorized road users.
For insight on the grants, read ENR's article here. For a list of all the 2016 TIGER winners and their project specifics, click here: