The U.S. government will provide $500 million for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
“The TIGER program funds vital transportation projects that provide real benefits to communities all across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Like the first seven rounds, the most recent TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Much of the funding is focused on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, according to the Department of Transportation.
TIGER funding is provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.