TIGER Grant

Follow this page for updates on the progress of the TIGER projects in downtown Burlington.

The Public Input Meeting for the TIGER Grant Project will be on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 PM in City Hall - 3rd Floor, 400 Washington Street.  We invite all interested individuals to come to this input meeting to hear updates on the planning and design process; as well as to discuss and give input on the planned improvements to the Riverfront; and to Main Street and Jefferson Street.

Block level meetings will occur on Wednesday, August 14th in City Hall - 3rd Floor, 400 Washington Street to gain additional input on the streetscape design on Jefferson Street and Main Street.  See the schedule below for area of focus during the time period.  These meetings are open to the public for input as well.  

10:00 AM10:45 AMJefferson Street (200-300 Blocks)
11:00 AM11:45 AMJefferson Street (600-700 Blocks)
1:00 PM1:45 PMMain Street (Market - High Street)
2:00 PM2:45 PMJefferson Street (400-500 Blocks)
3:00 PM3:45 PMJefferson Street (800 Block)
4:00 PM4:45 PMMain Street (Market - Angular Street)

The City previously was involved with Greening America's Communities through the US EPA.  The result of these efforts was the creation of design strategies for sample blocks in downtown Burlington, along Washington Street and Main Street; and what these streetscapes could look like.  Many of these concepts can be carried forward to other areas of downtown.  

Find this document and concepts here:

Greening America's Communities 

Downtown Streetscape Concepts

The Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives.  Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $4.6 billion for seven rounds of TIGER to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area.

The City of Burlington is going through an all-inclusive effort to create a comprehensive, sustainable downtown community that better integrates economic prosperity, social vibrancy, ecological integrity, and human experiences.  The City now has an opportunity to enhance the Downtown/Riverfront to be the "Front Door"; improving the Downtown to Riverfront connections, enhancing the connections from the Downtown/Riverfront to the Amtrak Train Depot, enhancing the connections for the River Cruise Lines/Boats to/from the Mississippi River.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $4.6 billion for seven rounds of TIGER to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area. - See more at: https://www.transportation.gov/tiger/about#sthash.JC06o562.dpuf
TIGER Grant Application - Supporting Documents
Appendix C - Project Cost
Appendix D - Detailed Benefit-Cost Analysis
Appendix E - Federal Wage Certification