TIGER Grant Awarded to Philadelphia


The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awards were announced yesterday, and, locally, Philadelphia received $17.2 million out of the $1.5 billion pot.

Philadelphia submitted a regional application with surrounding counties, though the projects in the other counties have not been funded. The Philly-specific proposal is the completion of a regional trail network, one which will, presumably, alleviate some traffic congestion within the city and promote more multi-modal travel.

Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities said that the funding will “fill in critical gaps in the city’s bike trail network.” Perhaps the Lehigh Valley is next…

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About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on February 18, 2010, in Media Coverage, Municipal Government, Transportation and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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