News | August 02, 2018

U.S. Senate bill provides grant money for Ohio transportation projects

The bill provides TIGER grant funding and new money for roads, bridges, and transit

transportation projects

The U.S. Senate took action this week to send millions of dollars to Ohio for transportation and infrastructure projects.

 

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced the bill's passage in a news release Wednesday afternoon. 

 

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill included $94 million for improving Ohio's roads and bridges, and $9.3 million toward Ohio's public transit systems. 

 

The bill also includes roughly $1 billion in new funds toward the Transportation and Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program. Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati have applied for numerous TIGER grants over the last decade for projects like the Western Hills Viaduct, the Wasson Way mixed-use trail project, and the streetcar.

 

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Source: WCPO-TV

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