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. - See more from the US Department of Transportation Website by clicking on this link.
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.