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DOT Will Provide $600 Million for Transportation Projects

The U.S. DOT has announced that it will provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

The United States Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $600 million for 72 transportation projects, within 46 states and the District of Columbia, from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program.

Since 2009, the TIGER program has provided nearly $4.1 billion to 342 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 117 projects to support rural and tribal communities.

"As uncertainty about the future of long-term federal funding continues, this round of TIGER will be a shot in the arm for these innovative, job-creating and quality of life-enhancing projects," said Secretary Foxx. "We're building bridges from Maine to Mississippi. We're creating ladders of opportunity for the middle-class and those seeking to enter the middle-class by investing in transit, road and rail projects from Los Angeles to Detroit to New York City, increasing access to jobs and quality of life. For every project we select, however, we must turn dozens more away - projects that could be getting done if Congress passed the GROW AMERICA Act, which would double the funding available for TIGER and growing the number of projects we could support."

Projects funded through this round of TIGER support several key transportation goals:

• Improving Access to Jobs and Creating New "Ladders of Opportunity
• Reversing neglect by repairing U.S. infrastructure, enhancing quality of life and commerce
• Supporting Game-Changing Local Initiatives
• Helping communities plan for the future

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, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.

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