ARRA made $1.5 billion available to the Department of Transportation for a multi-modal discretionary program (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER) to support major capital infrastructure investments for highways, transit, aviation, and ports. The program is administered by the Office of the Secretary.
The Department of Transportation published a Federal Register notice on May 18, 2009 [HTML], inviting applications for a $1.5 billion multi-modal ARRA discretionary program for major capital transportation infrastructure investments. Transit projects are eligible. Criteria for selection are detailed in the notice. Applications are due by September 15, 2009.
For more information about DOT's TIGER grants visit http://www.dot.gov/recovery/.