The (FY) 2017 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) awards have been announced. Maryland was awarded a discretionary grant in the amount of $20,000,000 for the Mid-Atlantic Multi-Modal Transportation Hub project in Baltimore County: https://www.transportation.gov/tiger
The primary selection criteria for TIGER awards include considerations for safety, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, quality of life and environmental sustainability for each project. Secondary criteria include innovation and partnerships. The criteria used to select projects for these grants were similar to the Administration’s Infrastructure principles of supporting economic vitality and promoting innovation.
The fiscal year (FY) 2017 TIGER program gave special consideration to projects which emphasized improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness.