It's TIGER grant time again, and the federal government has allotted $500 million in Round Seven of the program aimed at supporting vital transportation projects across the country. With a limited amount of money available, it's going to be a fight to see which of the 950 pre-applications submitted will get funded. Here in metro Atlanta, five jurisdictions submitted a total of six applications with hopes of snagging some game-changing dough, as the AJC reports. And while we won't know until fall if any of the proposals are successful, here's how Atlanta wants to spend Uncle Sam's cash:Read More
Where ATL Wants to Use Next Round of Federal TIGER Cash
1. Roswell Gateway
Roswell, GA 30075
Hoping to spruce up Atlanta Street at the Chattahoochee near Sandy Springs, Roswell wants to add roundabouts, sidewalks and remove reversible lanes.
2. Johns Creek Flex Lane
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Johns Creek is seeking funds to add a flexible lane on Medlock Bridge Road / Ga. Highway 141.
3. I-285 and Cascade
Atlanta, GA 30311
Fulton County is applying for a grant to fix up the interchange at Interstate 285 and Cascade Road on the westside.
4. Atlanta Streetcar Extension
Atlanta, GA 30307
The City of Atlanta is hoping to finish what it started with the first TIGER grant, connecting the existing streetcar line to the Beltline at Krog Street.
5. MLK Boulevard PATH
Atlanta, GA 30336
In their second proposal, the City of Atlanta wants funds to partner with the PATH Foundation in the construction of a multi-use trail along MLK, Jr. Drive between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and Northside Drive.
6. Transitising 41
Cobb County is hoping to get money to add transit prioritization at six intersections along Cobb Parkway as well as other technology to improve traffic.