Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tiger Grants To Be Announced Wednesday

Just a heads up that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will announce tomorrow the projects that will receive TIGER funding. Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) is a supplementary grant program included under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) from last year. It will provide $1.5 billion for projects. Funding was competitive.

Washington State submitted three projects for possible funding; the North Spokane Corridor, SR 520 in Western Washington, and I-5/SR 500 Interschange in southwest Washington. Here are the details.

I'll keep you updated when I hear if we got any money.


Larry Ehl said...

Your project list is slightly off. WSDOT submitted Spokane NSC, SR 520, and I-5/SR 500 Interchange in SW Washington.

Here are details: http://wsdotfederalfunding.blogspot.com/2010/02/tiger-wsdot-applications.html

SRTC Staff said...

Sorry Larry. I took someone's word for it in my office instead of looking it up like I should have done. I'll get it fixed ASAP.

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