DOT's Tiger III Grant Program Recipients

The DOT has just released the recipient projects for round three of the TIGER grant program. The program will distribute $511 million in grant money to transportation projects in 33 states throughout the country. Here are some of the highlights
Of the $511 million in TIGER III funds available for grants, more than $150 million will go to critical projects in rural areas.

Roughly 48% of the funding will go to road and bridge projects, including more than $64 million for Complete Streets projects that will spur small business growth and benefit motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

29% of the funding will support transit projects like the Westside Multimodal Transit Center in San Antonio.

12% will help build port projects like the Port of New Orleans Rail Yard Improvements.

10% will go to freight rail projects like the Muldraugh Bridge Replacement in Kentucky.

Three grants were also directed to tribal governments to create jobs and address critical transportation needs in Indian country.

Three grants will provide better multimodal access to airports, including DFW in Texas.[/I]

While it does list that 12% of the money will go to “port projects”, from what I can tell, those projects are mainly focused on facilitating the movement of cargo into and out of Ports via rail and/or truck. What’s the deal??

A complete list of grant recipients can be viewed here.