TIGER
Government

USDOT Announces BUILD Program to Replace TIGER

Rural road in Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a replacement for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Government

Chao to Defend Fiscal 2019 Budget Request at House Hearing April 12

Elaine Chao Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

The country’s top transportation officer is scheduled to defend President Donald Trump’s request to reduce the U.S. Department of Transportation’s discretionary budget by 19% when she testifies before a House panel April 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Chao Joins Local Officials to Launch Northern Virginia TIGER Project

Elaine Chao (left), Barbara Comstock Chao (left) joined Comstock to help launch the Northstar Boulevard TIGER grant project in Loudoun County, Va. (Monica Backmon/Northern Virginia Transportation Authority)

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao joined elected officials and transportation representatives to launch a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant project in Loudoun County, Va., on March 28.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018
Government, Safety

Projects in Indiana, Maine Among Winners of TIGER Grants

Susan Collins Collins by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The replacement of two freight rail approaches in Indiana, and the replacement of three bridges in rural Maine were among the projects recently awarded grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced March 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2018
Government

Fiscal 2019 Budget Request Would Cut TIGER Grants

Budget books Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A program popular with state and local agencies that provides federal infrastructure grants would be denied funding under the Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget request released Feb. 12, which also would significantly reduce the Department of Transportation’s budget.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government

USDOT Accepting Applications From States, Municipalities for TIGER Grants

Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation

States and cities seeking additional funding to help pay for large-scale infrastructure projects will be able to apply for grants under an Obama-era program, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Sept.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 4: TIGER in the House

Flooded I-65 Flooded I-65 in Houston by David J. Phillip/AP

Images of interstates and neighborhoods underwater in Houston reminded us of the fragility of our nation's infrastructure. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2017