Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PA/NJ/DE Trails submitted for TIGER II

On July 26th, Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) submitted a TIGER II pre-application to the U.S. DOT for planning and construction of 30 trail segments in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.  Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Bicycle Coalition helped prepare the pre-application.  Some of the segments include those submitted in the 2009 TIGER I application, but which did not receive funding.

This TIGER II pre-application is called Generating Recovery by Enhancing Active Transportation in the Mid-Atlantic (GREAT Mid-Atlantic) and includes urban and rural trail segments on seven different major trail systems in seventeen counties in three states (PA, NJ and DE).  The final application will be submitted in late August and US DOT is expected to make its decision by September 15, 2010.

For more detail on the project segments and sponsoring organizations, see the GREAT Mid-Atlantic project list.