U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that the Department of Transportation will provide $500 million for 39 transportation projects in 34 states, some projects spanning several states, from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2015 program.
“Transportation is always about the future. If we’re just fixing today’s problems, we’ll fall further and further behind. We already know that a growing population and increasing freight traffic will require our system to do more,” said Secretary Foxx. “In this round of TIGER, we selected projects that focus on where the country’s transportation infrastructure needs to be in the future; ever safer, ever more innovative, and ever more targeted to open the floodgates of opportunity across America”, he added..
Railway related projects have received over $190 in TIGER funding.
-$15 m, SR 347 Grade Separation Project, Arizona Department of Transportation
– $12 m, Port of Hueneme Intermodal Improvement Project, Oxnard Harbor District (Port of Hueneme)
– $15 m, Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor Connector Project, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
– $15.2 m, Southwest Chief Route Advancement and Improvement Project, City of La Junta
-$10 m, Barnum Station Project, Connecticut Department of Transportation
– $14 m, Milwaukee District – West Line Fox River Bridge Improvement Project, Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra)
– $10 m, Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville Truck-to-Rail and Rail-to-Water Improvements, Ports of Indiana
– $20 m, Maine Regional Railways Project, Maine Department of Transportation
– $10 m, Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Access, Minnesota Department of Transportation
– $10 m, Glacier Rail Park/Kalispell Core Area Development and Trail Project, City of Kalispell
– $25 m, Charlotte Gateway Station Track and Safety Improvements, City of Charlotte North Carolina Department of Transportation
– $6 m, South Dakota Freight Capacity Expansion Project, South Dakota Department of Transportation
– $10 m, Western Vermont FreightPassenger Rail Project, Vermont Agency of Transportation
– $10 m, Tacoma LINK Expansion, City of Tacoma
– $10 m, Milwaukee Streetcar – Lakefront Line, City of Milwaukee
This is the seventh TIGER round since 2009, bringing the total grant amount to $4.6 billion provided to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 134 projects to support rural and tribal communities. Demand for the program has been overwhelming, to date the Department of Transportation has received more than 6,700 applications requesting more than $134 billion for transportation projects across the country.