Siskiyou rail line set to reopen

Construction is under way on the first of three phases to upgrade the CORP (Central Oregon & Pacific) Siskiyou rail line; work will begin this spring and summer to reopen the 95-mile line between Ashland, Ore. and Weed, Calif. The 389-mile CORP is a Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary.

USDOT makes $500 million available for next round of TIGER

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is making $500 million available for the seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.

Providence pursues streetcar development

A new City Council began governing Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence, on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with a pledge from the new City Council President vowing to continue vying for an initial streetcar line.

TIGER grant aids Baton Rouge streetcar plan

Louisiana’s state capital, Baton Rouge, may join the state’s largest city as a streetcar site thanks to a $1.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, publicly announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 by the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

Detroit M1 streetcar gets TIGER funding boost

Detroit’s M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction and backed by a public-private partnership, will get a $12.2 million funding assist from federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.

Providence presses on with streetcar plan

Rhode Island’s capital city continues to seek federal assistance for a proposed streetcar line despite previous funding setbacks and grant rejections.

TIGER V advances CAGTC transport projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced 52 projects in 37 states that will receive funding from TIGER V, the fifth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Of those 52 projects, 25 are devoted to freight or have a strong freight component accounting for over $205 million, or 43%, of the total $474 million announced through the grant program. Four projects are sponsored by Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) member organizations:

Phase One of National Gateway completed

Phase One of the National Gateway—a doublestack clearance project connecting CSX’s existing intermodal terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., and its new, state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal hub facility, has been completed on time, and on budget.

Fed funds sought for Providence streetcar plan

Providence, R.I., officials seek $39 million in federal TIGER funding to help advance a $114.4 million streetcar plan to serve Rhode Island’s capital.

Central Oregon & Pacific receives TIGER grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Railroad Administration, has awarded a $7 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant to the State of Oregon to support a $9.4 million project that will rehabilitate and reopen a 296-mile stretch of the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (a Genesee & Wyoming property).