The U.S. Dept. of Transportation hasn’t sought proposals yet for 2011 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. But some 2010 TIGER projects are moving toward construction, thanks to agreements DOT has signed with state and city officials.

DOT said on Dec. 29 it signed a $105-million TIGER agreement to help fund two Norfolk Southern Corp. intermodal facilities. A $105-million Rossville, Tenn., complex and a $97.5-million McCalla, Ala., facility each will get $52.5 million from the grant. NS is likely to seek bids for the Tennessee project by the end of February, a spokesman says; the Alabama project will be bid later. On Dec. 30, DOT said it signed a $23-million TIGER grant for urban trails in Philadelphia and New Jersey.