TIGER’s Back

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a new round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant funding, totaling $500 million.  Applications for these competitive grants, appropriated as part of the FY 2017 budget year, are due October 16. DOT will be hosting two webinars to assist in the completion of TIGER applications.  These … Continue reading TIGER’s Back

Federal Transportation Grant May Survive With Help From U.S. Senate

Funding for transportation and community development grant programs may be maintained in the federal budget despite threatening proposals from the White House and legislation passed by the House of Representatives. As reported by Route Fifty, a bill in the US Senate Committee on Appropriations would preserve funding for TIGER and community development grants for state, … Continue reading Federal Transportation Grant May Survive With Help From U.S. Senate

Program-by-Program Overview of County Funding in Federal Spending Deal

Congress will vote this week on a spending deal to keep the government running through September 2017, according to Route Fifty. As reported by Route Fifty, Funding levels for many of the federal programs state and local governments rely on are largely unchanged from the previous fiscal year in the roughly $1 trillion spending deal congressional … Continue reading Program-by-Program Overview of County Funding in Federal Spending Deal

President’s Budget No Boon For Local Infrastructure

Despite much-touted plans for investment in infrastructure, President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 “Budget Blueprint” only depletes opportunities for Maryland counties to benefit from important transportation funding opportunities. Transportation for America, an organization advocating for investment in “in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions,” reports that the President’s proposal cuts funding for new transit lines, including the Purple Line. It … Continue reading President’s Budget No Boon For Local Infrastructure

Baltimore City Gets $10 Million Grant For Port Network

Baltimore City has been awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to restore functionality to and enhance a freight network of roads and bridges that connects the Port of Baltimore to regional and national highway systems. As reported by Better Roads, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a total … Continue reading Baltimore City Gets $10 Million Grant For Port Network

Port of Baltimore Improvement Project Wins $10 Million Federal Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $10 million to a projected designed to help the Port of Baltimore be a better neighbor to city residents. According to the Baltimore Sun, The funding will support infrastructure improvements for the Southeast Baltimore Port Industry Freight Corridor Plan, which includes changes to the Broening Highway freight corridor. The … Continue reading Port of Baltimore Improvement Project Wins $10 Million Federal Grant

Federal Transportation Grant Applications Far Exceed Available Funding

As reported by Better Roads, applications for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant (TIGER) program far exceeded funding for the program.  Grant requests totaled $14.5 billion for the $500 million program. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx provided the following comments, “The Department received more than 950 pre-applications to fund … Continue reading Federal Transportation Grant Applications Far Exceed Available Funding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces 2014 TIGER Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox recently announced 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants  totaling $6oo million for 72 projects across the country. From the Department’s press release, The Department received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013.  Overall, … Continue reading U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces 2014 TIGER Grants

Local Governments Advocate For Greater Role In Federal Transportation Spending

With transportation reauthorization under consideration, local governments are looking to Congress to find new transportation dollars and seeking a larger role in how these funds are spent.  An article in Governing describes the concerns and challenges facing local governments. First, they want federal lawmakers to find an elusive source of new money so that federal … Continue reading Local Governments Advocate For Greater Role In Federal Transportation Spending

Applications for Federal Transportation Grant Program Far Exceed Available Funding

As reported by Better Roads, applications for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant (TIGER) program far exceeded funding for the program.  Grant requests totaled over $9 billion for the $600 million program. In a prepared statement, U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx offered his perspective on the large influx of … Continue reading Applications for Federal Transportation Grant Program Far Exceed Available Funding