DOT just announced a list of recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
Southwest Chief Route Stabilization Project, Colfax County, New Mexico, $16,000,000 to replace 60-year old bolted rail, associated turnouts and crossings for a net gain of 42 miles of Class 4 rail in the La Junta subdivision between Hutchinson, KS, and Las Animas, CO.
Repair of the Jaype to Lewiston Rail Line, Clearwater County, Idaho, $3,240,960 to repair three bridges along the rail line from Jaype to Lewiston, removes debris from 18 bridges, and repairs 5 washouts along the 30-mile Jaype Line.
Securing Multimodal Freight Corridors in the Ozarks, City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, $8,527,892 to repair and rehabilitate three rail bridges that cross Clear Creek and the Arkansas River.
Wabash River Rail Bridge Infrastructure Revitalization, Indiana Department of Transportation, $10,000,000 to replace two deteriorating freight rail approaches to the Wabash River Bridge, which serves as a rail link from energy and agricultural suppliers of Illinois to river ports of Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
High Plains Strategic Freight Rail Capacity Improvement Project, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, $9,901,793 to implement a program of improvements to a Class III regional freight network to accommodate unit trains of loaded 286,000-pound railcars and increase operating speeds.
DOT Press Release