By Bill Lucia
WASHINGTON — Nearly a half-billion dollars is set to flow to infrastructure projects in 43 states through grant awards the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Friday.
The grants come via the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, commonly referred to as TIGER. President Trump has proposed ending the competitive, Obama-era grant program in each of his last two budget requests.
Even so, the White House touted last week’s awards in an email to media outlets on Friday, linking them to the Trump administration’s ongoing push for greater infrastructure investment.READ MORE