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Stimulus: Proposals Pour In to DOT For TIGER Grants

Publication Date: 9/30/2009
Author: Tom Ichniowski and Bruce Buckley
Format: HTML

Demand far exceeds supply for the Dept. of Transportation’ $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grants. DOT reported on Sept. 25 that its preliminary tally shows it received 1,381 applications for the grants from all 50 states and other jurisdictions. Those requests seek a stunning total of $56.9 billion. The grant program, established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is aimed at big-impact projects.

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