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U.S. DOT ANNOUNCES $600 MILLION IN TIGER FUNDING AVAILABILITY

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced FY 2014 funding for its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program. DOT’s announcement indicates that $600 million will be “awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.” Applications for funding must be submitted by April 28, 2014. Eligible recipients may include State, local and tribal governments (including U.S. territories), transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other political subdivisions of State or local governments and multi-State or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant. Projects that are eligible for TIGER Discretionary Grants include, but are not limited to: (1) highway or bridge projects eligible under Title 23, United States Code (including bicycle and pedestrian related projects); (2) public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; (3) passenger and freight rail transportation projects; (4) port infrastructure investments; and (5) intermodal projects. Information about this funding opportunity is available at http://www.dot.gov/tiger/nofa.