Oct. 30, 2015—The Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $500 million worth of grants to 39 infrastructure construction projects in 34 states, the agency announced.
The grants, from the agency's 2015 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, were awarded to projects that were selected from 629 applications from all 50 states and several territories and tribal governments, the DOT said.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the interest in the grant program illustrates the need for Congress to approve a long-term transportation funding bill.
“Transportation is always about the future. If we're just fixing today's problems, we'll fall further and further behind," he said in a statement.
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