• Huge Demand for Federal Tiger Grants

    by  • November 17, 2011 • Economics, Federal Funding • 0 Comments

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Tuesday that applications for TIGER III grants totaled $14.1 billion, far exceeding the $527 million set aside for the program.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received 828 applications from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

    DelDOT submitted a $13.8 million TIGER III application to help fund Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan.

    About

    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever.

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