Kansas City Regional TIGER Award
TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) is a discretionary grant program of the U.S. Department of Transportation funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In 2010, the Kansas City region was awarded $50 million in TIGER funding to make transportation infrastructure improvements along several regional transit corridors and in the Green Impact Zone in Kansas City, Mo.
Use this website to:
- learn about the TIGER grant
- track the progress of projects and spending
- view before and after photos
- learn about events
- keep updated on bids and poposals
Track the Money Spent (as of Feb. 2013)
Antique street clock to hold new prominence in downtown Kansas City, Kan.
The region's TIGER grant is funding the restoration of the elegant and towering Winkler street clock in downtown Kansas City, Kan., that has managed to survive nearly 100 years. It will become a useful and decorative centerpiece of a new bus transit plaza being built at Seventh Street and Minnesota Avenue. Read Kansas City Star story
Sidewalk repairs impact some trees in Green Impact Zone
The region's federal TIGER grant is paying for sidewalk, curb and street improvements that will make it safer and easier for residents to get around in the Green Impact Zone. Work is currently underway to repair and replace sidewalks in several neighborhoods. Unfortunately, in some cases, this means removing mature trees. Trees are a vital part of any neighborhood, and city staff work to retain every tree possible during infrastructure repair or new construction.
Fact sheet about trees (from MARC)
Detailed map of trees (from KCMO Public Works)
Metro's largest transit center project kicks off at Indian Springs in Kansas City, Kan.
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority broke ground Sept. 19 on what will be the region's largest transit center at 47th and State Avenue, the former Indian Springs Shopping Center site.
Additional federal stimulus funding will help the UG construct a new building at the site to house a rest station for bus drivers, the Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging and the police department's Midtown Patrol. The building also will have a community room that could become future retail space, a park-and-ride lot, and electric-vehicle charging stations. Local officials hope it will be a catalyst for future mixed-use economic development.