What’s ahead for TIGER grants? With its latest round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awards, announced on Oct. 20, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation brought good news to state and local agencies that won funds for 75 projects. But DOT disappointed dozens of other agencies whose proposals failed to make the cut.
There is support in Congress to continue the discretionary TIGER grants, which are aimed at projects that will have major national or regional benefits. But the muddled picture for fiscal year 2011 appropriations bills leaves the TIGER outlook hazy.