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) http://www.dot.gov/tiger/docs/FY11_TIGER_IntNOFA.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 by clicking on the Webinar topic listed below:
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The following Webinars have also been archived and are also available for your review over the next several months.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. For more information on TIGER projects being carried out by FTA grantees, please contact the FTA Office of Program Management at 202-366-2053.