2016 TIGER DISCRETIONARY GRANT EFFORT
2016 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER 2016) grant application is being submitted by the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Mid-America Regional Council and the Cities of Richmond, Lexington, Higginsville and Marshall, Missouri.
This is an innovative, strategic collaborative of state, regional and local agencies working together to transform rural communities along the Missouri River corridor in west-central Missouri through multi-modal transportation investments.
This project will construct paved shoulders, replace one-lane bridges and other safety improvements on a network of rural state and local routes to provide important connections to the Katy Trail, American Discovery Trail, Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway and Old Trails Scenic Byway and promote the tourism industry and bicycle tourism. Connections to Missouri Routes 10, 13, 20 and 41 in the communities of Richmond, Lexington, Higginsville and Marshall will promote pedestrian safety, economic development and support the development of workforce housing throughout the region.
The Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commissions application was not selected for the FY 2016 TIGER grant. 585 applications were submitted for a total request of $9.3 billion versus the $500 million available. Through the selection process, 40 applications totaling $498 million were selected for funding.
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