Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 31st, 2010 at 5:03 pm
path is part of the $10 million request.
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A month ago I shared details of the big project TriMet planned to apply for (in close collaboration with Metro and other partners) in hopes of garnering a piece of the $600 million available from the Obama Administration’s TIGER II grant program.
The project is now known officially as the “SE Corridor Project.” With the application submitted last week, the project partners (TriMet, PDC, City of Portland, Metro, City of Milwaukie) have unveiled a new website and video to go along with it, making it clear that they’ve learned lessons from the first round of TIGER grants. Our region applied for four active transportation projects last year, but none of them were among the winners when the awards were announced last April.
Judging by what’s on the project website, Metro has gone down a checklist of things that helped Indianapolis win $20.5 million for their Cultural Trail. There’s mention of connecting communities, economic and job-producting benefits, local matching funds already lined up, and so on. And the most talked-about part of Indy’s application? The video. Now we’ve got one too…
TriMet, the City of Portland, the City of Milwaukie, the Portland Development Commission and Metro are all signed onto the project and are seeking a total of $10 million from TIGER II grant fund to complete the $12.8 million project.