Below is a list of projects and studies for which WSDOT submitted TIGER II pre-applications. USDOT will evaluate all pre-applications and notify applicants if a project does not meet the program criteria and cannot advance. Otherwise, a final application is due August 23rd to USDOT.

TIGER II is a $600 million follow up to the highly popular $1.5 billion TIGER program. The latter funded 51 projects, from the 1400+ applications totaling $60 billion submitted. TIGER II is likely to be just as over-subscribed.

Read a TIGER II refresher and summary fact sheet, or for more details read the final instructions for TIGER II II, or view the differences between TIGER I and II.


TIGER II DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROPOSALS

Rural Livable Communities Projects. Total Cost of the proposal - $13.35 million (100% TIGER)
This proposal includes construction of sidewalks, bicycle paths, and safety improvements in rural areas. Projects that may be included in this proposal include:
-- SR2/Newport Shared Use Path (Eastern Region/Newport)
-- SR 291/Lake Spokane Elementary School Safety Improvements (Eastern Region/Stevens County)
-- US 395/Northside Sidewalk Improvements (Eastern Region/Kettle Falls)
-- SR 2/Gold Bar Community Sidewalks (Northwest Region/Gold Bar)
-- SR 202/Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements (Northwest Region/Snoqualmie)
-- SR 161/Clear Lake North Rd to Tanwax Cr. (Olympic Region/Eatonville)
-- SR 101/Quilcene School Crossing (Olympic Region/Quilcene)
-- SR 19/116 Intersection Improvement Project (Olympic Region/Port Hadlock)
-- SR 12/Dayton Pedestrian Improvements (South Central Region/Dayton)
-- I-5/West Side Connector Trail (Southwest Region/Lewis County)
-- SR 101/South Bend Downtown Revitalization Project (Southwest Region/South Bend)

SR 520 NewMobility Hub Project. Total project cost - $13.5 million; TIGER II funds requested - $10.8 million
This stand-alone project is based on a public-private partnership project we submitted as part of our SR 520 proposal in the original TIGER grant competition. That project included as partners WSDOT, Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, INRIX, and the University of Washington. NewMobility Hubs integrate information technology, clean energy, sustainable transportation, and smart-growth principles to provide commuters with more travel options and connections. The project will transform existing park-and-ride lots into high-tech multimodal hubs where people can charge electric vehicles, board transit, meet rideshare partners, access shared cars or bikes, and get real-time traffic information. People living and working in the SR 520 corridor will benefit from strategically located hubs and kiosks along SR 520 and in the cross-Lake Washington travelshed.


TIGER II PLANNING GRANT PROPOSALS

Interchange Justification Report and Environmental Impact Statement for I-5 from the City of DuPont to City of Lakewood.
Initial cost estimate - $3.6 million ($1.2 for IJR and $2.4 for EIS).
The City of Lakewood and WSDOT partnered to develop the I-5 Corridor Study from Mounts Road to SR 512. The study developed an operations model for I-5 and the adjacent arterial intersections. The study found that congestion on I-5 mainline as well as the interchanges will continue to deteriorate; transit speed and reliability will be significantly affected in the future. The study identified and recommended improvements to several key interchanges that are essential to accommodate anticipated growth regionally in general and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) growth in particular. The recommendations, when implemented, are expected to improve freight mobility, decrease congestion, improve highway interchange and rail crossing safety, improve access to JBLM and adjacent communities, improve access to transit and reduce transit travel times, and enhance non-motorized connections. An Interchange Justification Report (IJR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will need to be prepared before these recommendations can be implemented. Funding from this grant would take the recently finished corridor study to the next step. The IJR and EIS will cover four interchanges: #119, #120, #122 and #123. Initial cost estimate - $3.6 million ($1.2 for IJR and $2.4 for EIS).

Growth and Transportation Efficiency Centers (GTEC). $3 million
This $5.4 million project supports both implementation and planning activities within designated and potential Growth and Transportation Efficiency Centers (GTECs) around Washington state. The request is for $3 million in federal funds, matched by $2.4 million from local and state sources. Within the seven previously funded GTECs, the project will support the continuation of existing programs and updates to adopted GTEC plans. For the three other designated but not previously funded GTECs, this project will support initial implementation and plan updates. This project will also help between three and five cities develop new GTEC plans. A portion of the project will be for WSDOT to provide technical assistance, measurement, and evaluation.

Posted On 7/30/2010 05:00:00 AM by Larry Ehl |

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