Friday, October 09, 2009

TIGER applications from the Delaware Valley Region

As reported before on this blog, the Bicycle Coalition and Pennsylvania Environmental Council helped the City of Philadelphia and five other counties submit a TIGER application called GREAT-PA/NJ to build 17 multi-use trail segments along the Schuylkill River Trail, East Coast Greenway and Camden GreenWay. US DOT recently announced the total amounts applied for by each state; Pennsylvania applied for over $2 Billion worth of projects. All states are limited to receiving no more than $300M (the total grant program has only $1.5B to distribute).

Needless to say, this is a very competitive grant program. Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission released a summary of all projects that were submitted from the region.

TIGER Grant Applications in the DVRPC Region
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant applications were due to U.S. DOT on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. $1.5 billion is available nationwide for surface transportation infrastructure projects of regional significance. Using a team review process, U. S. DOT will evaluate applications and will notify applicants of awards no later than February 17, 2010. Priority will be given to projects that can be completed by February 12, 2012. The following represents a summary of applications worth $490 million submitted by stakeholders in the DVRPC region:

1. SEPTA -- FareCard Payment System Total Cost: $100 Million TIGER Amount: $75 Million
2. GREAT PA/NJ -- Multi-county trail greenway to fill gaps Total Coast: $55 M TIGER: $36m
3. PennDOT -- I-95 Cottman-Princeton Reconstruction Total Cost: $195M TIGER: $95
4. Lower Merion Township -- Belmont Ave Corridor/Rock Hill Road Widening Total Cost: $20 M TIGER: $20 M
5. Center City District -- Transforming Dilworth Plaza Total Coast: $45M TIGER $30M
6. Philadelphia Regional Port Authority -- Container Handling Total Cost: $28M TIGER: $25M
7. Norfolk Southern -- Crescent Corridor Freight Project Total Cost: $618M TIGER: $300
8. South Jersey Port Corp -- Rail & Port network improvements Total Cost: $63M TIGER: $44M
9. NJDOT -- Route 30/130 Bridge Replacement Total Cost: $50M TIGER: $41 M
10. City of Trenton -- Route 29 Boulevard Realignment Total Cost: $150 TIGER: $63M