Over $47 million has been awarded to municipalities by the U.S. Department of Transportation for bicycle and pedestrian path projects.
“As uncertainty about the future of long-term federal funding continues, this round of TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) will be a shot in the arm for these innovative, job-creating and quality of life-enhancing projects,” said Secretary Anthony Foxx in a September press release on the grants.
Among the $600 million in TIGER-funded projects announced, $47,472,700 of grants are dedicated to bike and pedestrian paths.
According to the TIGER grant list, the city of Dahlonega, Georgia is to receive $5,100,000 for its revitalized downtown project. “The TIGER project will provide critical sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian lighting,” according to the grant description.