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Feds Reject All Three NYC Applications for Latest Round of TIGER Grants
Posted By Stephen Miller On September 5, 2013 @ 5:01 pm In Department of Parks & Recreation,DOT,Downtown Brooklyn,Federal Funding,Ferries,Greenways,NYCEDC,Parks,The Bronx,U.S. DOT | 5 Comments
This morning, U.S. DOT announced the winners  in the latest round of its highly-competitive TIGER grant program. While upstate New York won grants for two projects — a highway teardown in Rochester and a complete streets project in Olean — New York City missed out, with applications for ferry improvements, a greenway connection in the Bronx, and the redesign of a busy intersection in Downtown Brooklyn failing to make the cut.
DOT had applied for funding to implement the Brooklyn Bridge Gateway  project, a long-anticipated reconstruction  of the intersection of Tillary Street and Adams Street that would dramatically improve cyclist and pedestrian access to the Brooklyn Bridge. DOT, which had unsuccessfully submitted the partially-funded project for earlier rounds of TIGER funding before trying again this year, told Streetsblog it was looking at other federal funding sources to fill the gap.
The Parks Department applied for $27.5 million from TIGER  to match $10 million in city funds for the completion a section of the Bronx River Greenway between Starlight Park and Concrete Plant Park. The Bronx project includes three bridges — two over the Bronx River and one over the adjacent Amtrak corridor. The project, delayed by negotiations over the Amtrak bridge , saw state funds dedicated to its construction expire in 2009.
A third application, from EDC, would have been dedicated to ferry infrastructure. Streetsblog has inquired with Parks and EDC to see how they plan to fund their projects without TIGER; we’ll let you know if we hear anything back.
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URLs in this post:
 Bronx River Alliance: http://bronxriver.org/?pg=content&p=aboutus&m1=1&m2=3&m3=110
 U.S. DOT announced the winners: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/09/05/tiger-v-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-livable-streets-in-cities-and-small-towns/
 Brooklyn Bridge Gateway: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/brooklynbr_gateway.shtml
 long-anticipated reconstruction: http://www.streetsblog.org/2009/06/30/first-look-a-walkable-bikeable-gateway-to-the-brooklyn-bridge/
 applied for $27.5 million from TIGER: http://bronxriver.org/?pg=content&p=calendarandnews&m1=53
 negotiations over the Amtrak bridge: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/07/bronx-river-greenway-petition-wants-city-and-state-to-complete-missing-link/
 Hunts Point freight rail infrastructure: http://www.mikebloomberg.com/index.cfm?objectid=076A5791-C29C-7CA2-FC297025CAC453B2
 Moynihan Station: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/02/16/moynihan-station-is-the-first-big-tiger-stimulus-winner/
 Sheridan Expressway study: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/22/to-study-sheridan-teardown-city-pulls-back-the-lens/
 redesign of Fordham Plaza: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/10/15/tiger-ii-funds-sheridan-replacement-study-fordham-redesign/
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