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The United States Department of Transportation announced the availability of up to $500 million for National Infrastructure Investments through the 2012 Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery discretionary grant, also know as "TIGER 2012".

TxDOT as Lead Applicant

TIGER 2012 grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or a region. The USDOT has specified that lead applicants may submit no more than three applications for consideration. TxDOT's three applications as lead applicant are:

  • South Orient Rail Line Rehabilitation
  • US 77 Overpass at La Parra Avenue
  • TIFIA Loan for North Tarrant Express Segment 3

TxDOT as Partnering Agency

USDOT allows applicants to be a partnering agency with another lead applicant. TxDOT is a partnering agency on the following:

  • NETEX Rail Rehabilitation Project
South Orient Rail Line Rehabilitation Format
Grant Application
Letters of Support
Benefit-Cost Analysis and Economic Impacts
Benefit-Cost Workbook
Blanket Categorical Exclusion
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Categorical Exclusion Worksheet
Potential Economic Impacts of an Improved South Orient Railroad (12/30/07)
Project Map
The affected areas for this project are the following:
  • Fort Stockton
  • Pecos County
US 77 Overpass at La Parra Avenue Format
Grant Application
Benefit-Cost Workbook
Detailed Estimate
Detailed Schedule
Federal Wage Rate Certification
Programmatic Categorical Exclusion
NETEX Rail Rehabilitation Project Format
Grant Application
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Letters of Support
Map - NETEX Rail System
Supplemental Photos

More Information


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