TIGER Stimulus Funds Awarded to Lucky Transportation Projects

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The U.S. DOT announced the winners of its $1.5 billion TIGER grant awards today. Transit and rail projects won big, winning a much larger share of the funds than is typical from the DOT, whose typical annual allocations go 3:1 in favor of highways. Not so today.

Here’s a quick review of the biggest recipients of rail and transit funding, with more commentary to come later:

  • TN/AL: Crescent Corridor Freight Rail Improvements: $105 million
  • IL: CREATE Corridor Rail Improvements: $100 million
  • OH/PA/WV/MD: National Gateway Freight Rail Corridor Improvements: $98 million
  • NY: Moynihan Station Phase I: $83 million
  • AZ: Tucson Streetcar: $63 million
  • DC/VA/MD: Priority Buses: $58.8 million
  • MA: Fitchburg Commuter Rail: $55.5 million
  • MO/KS: Kansas City Priority Transit Corridors: $50 million
  • LA: New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Streetcar: $45 million
  • MN: St. Paul Union Depot Reconstruction: $35 million
  • NV: Las Vegas Sahara Ave BRT: $34.4 million
  • MI: Detroit Woodward LRT: $25 million
  • OR: Portland SW Moody/Streetcar: $23.2 million
  • PA/NJ: Philadelphia Region Bike and Ped Improvements: $23 million
  • TX: Downtown Dallas Streetcar: $23 million
  • IL: Normal Transportation Center: $22 million
  • IN: Indianapolis Ped and Bike Improvements: $20.5 million
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  • The $49 million grant for the I 244 mulitmodal bridge replacement in Tulsa, Oklahoma includes building a new double track rail crossing across the Arkansas River to support future commuter, Amtrak, and high speed rail.

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