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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) established the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Program (TIGER), which fosters innovative, multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional transportation projects that promise significant economic and environmental benefits to an entire metropolitan area, a region, or the nation.

The first iteration of the program (TIGER 1) http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ost/ provided $1.5 Billion of Recovery Act funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Secretary of Transportation (OST) allocated m $448 million of this amount for transit and intermodal facilities throughout the United States.

As part of the FY 2010 Appropriations, Congress provided $600 million for a second iteration of the program (TIGER 2, or National Infrastructure Investments (NII) http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ost/tigerii/index.html in order to fund a variety of planning and capital projects. Of this amount, the Secretary of Transportation allocated $170 million for transit capital and planning projects throughout the United States.

The FY 2010 Appropriations also provided $527 million for a third iteration of the TIGER program (TIGER 3) (PDF) in order to fund a variety of capital projects throughout the United States.

Please JOIN the U.S. Department of Transportation for a series of on-line Webinars on various aspects of the TIGER application process. ALL of the webinars listed below will be held from 1:00 -2:30 PM EST. There are no registration fees for these sessions however, but space is limited—advance registration is required and available through the following Webinar topics:

  • Special Topics Webinars
  • August 17th Benefit Cost Analysis
  • August 22th Project Readiness/NEPA
  • August 24th Public Private Partnerships & TIFIA
  • August 30th MARAD Port Outreach

The following Webinars have also been archived and are also available for your review over the next several months. (NO registration required)

  • 2010 Benefit/Cost Analysis Practitioner’s Workshop- ARCHIVED
  • July 18th How to Compete for TIGER Seminar - ARCHIVED
  • July 27th “Talking Freight” - ARCHIVED

Please refer to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation hyperlinks above for further details on each program.

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For more information on TIGER projects being carried out by FTA grantees, please contact the FTA Office of Program Management at (202) 366-2053.