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T4A PNW Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the TIGER and Transit


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  • Subject: T4A PNW Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the TIGER and Transit
  • From: Chris Rall <chris.rall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:46:37 -0700
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Friends,

Every year communities across the country are able to complete innovative, multimodal, and multi-jurisdictional transportation projects with funding support from the TIGER and Capital Investment Grant Programs. By funding projects like bus rapid transit, streetcars, light rail, urban boulevards, and complete streets these critical programs help invest in downtowns and spur economic development on a national scale.

Right now, Congress is considering appropriations for fiscal year 2018 and these programs are at risk. We have limited time to tell Congress to support TIGER and the Capital Investment Grant Programs

The TIGER grant program is one of the only ways communities of all sizes can directly access federal funds. In 2016, TIGER grants funded 40 projects in 32 states. Since 2009, TIGER has brought more than three non-federal dollars to the table for each federal dollar awarded. The Capital Investment Grant Program supports the construction of new public transportation lines through New Starts, Small Starts and Core Capacity. In cutting these programs, long-awaited projects that have already secured local funding matches – like Indianapolis' Red Line Bus Rapid Transit project – are in jeopardy. 

Demonstrate your support for fully funded TIGER and Capital Investment Grant Programs by:

  • Forwarding this email to your network.

Thank you to the many of you who have already signed! Let's keep the momentum going. Please contact me if you would like more information.

Thanks for all you do,
Chris


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Chris Rall, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest
chris.rall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxph: 971-230-4745
Transportation For America
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