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The TPB's TIGER Grant Application
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) submitted an application for nearly $267 million grant funding under the provisions of Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Competitive Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
TPB, along with its partner agencies in the application, proposed a regional, interconnected system of multimodal transportation options enabling travelers to make complete door-to-door trips efficiently, sustainably and affordably. The project is composed of three groupings, or “packages,” of projects. Each package is separated by mode: bus, bike and transit areas. The first is a package of priority bus corridors. Next is a package that includes a regional bicycle sharing program and the creation of intermodal “smart” hubs. The final package is a set of three transit centers that improve intermodal access to major transit services.
By focusing on the rider’s experience and providing significant service improvements, we will be able to attract more riders and offer more choices for traveling in our region that do not require a personal automobile. As a region, we have recognized that developing a premium surface transit system with connections to bike facilities and our extensive Metrorail system will have the greatest potential to efficiently move the most people.
The TPB is the official metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Washington region designated by the federal government to carry out the comprehensive regional transportation planning process.
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