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Secretary LaHood Announces Funding for TIGER II




Among the project funding agreements announced by Secretary LaHood under TIGER II was $20 million to the New Hampshire DOT to replace the deteriorating Memorial Bridge that connects Portsmouth, N.H., with Kittery, Maine. The bridge has a bridge sufficiency rating of six out of 100. Safety concerns recently required a maximum three-ton weight restriction on the bridge, causing all truck traffic to be detoured.
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Oct. 20, 2010 funding agreements from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER II program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit, rail and ports. Forty-two capital construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states will share nearly $600 million.

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II received nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

"These are innovative, 21st century projects that will change the U.S. transportation landscape by strengthening the economy and creating jobs, reducing gridlock and providing safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation choices," said Secretary LaHood. "Many of these projects could not have been funded without this program."

Roughly 29 percent of TIGER II money goes for road projects, 26 percent for transit, 20 percent for rail projects, 16 percent for ports, four percent for bicycle and pedestrian projects and five percent for planning projects.


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