Thursday, August 4, 2016

Leggett Hails $10 Million Federal Grant for County Bus Rapid Transit Along Route 29

County Executive Ike Leggett congratulated MCDOT on the news that Montgomery County has been selected by the United States Department of Transportation for a $10 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant. The grant will help fund a 14-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along US 29. The TIGER program is merit-based and highly competitive (just $500 million was appropriated by Congress in FY16 for the entire country).

The TIGER grant supports the County Executive’s decision earlier this year to include $6.5 million in the Capital Budget for the planning and design of a US 29 BRT with the intent of “getting this route up and running in less than four years.” Read more.

 Bus Rapid Transit - Tiger Grant