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…

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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