TIGER Funding Announcement

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signs a $50 million check for TIGER funding

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood visited Kansas City Wednesday to announce $1.5 billion in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants across the nation — including $50 million for the Kansas City region, with a portion going to projects in the Green Impact Zone.

The grants are funded by federal stimulus dollars as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. MARC coordinated a regional grant application for the TIGER funds. Partners included the city of Kansas City, Mo.; Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority; and others.

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Read the press release from MARC»

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will visit Kansas City and the Green Impact Zone office today, Wednesday, Feb. 17, for a major Recovery Act announcement.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Mark Funkhouser will join Secretary LaHood for the 10:30 a.m. announcement and press conference.

Today also marks the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

We’ll let you know the big news in a follow-up post!