The Eno Center for Transportation released a new publication entitled "Lessons Learned from the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program."
The paper, researched and written by 2012 Thomas J. O’Bryant Eno Summer Fellow Amy Cavaretta and Eno’s Paul Lewis, looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program and examines how the funds were distributed. It concludes with five specific policy recommendations for future federal discretionary grant programs to make them sizable, sustainable, and effective.
“The TIGER program is an excellent case-study for how we can distribute federal funding to innovative, multimodal transportation investments,” said Joshua Schank, president and CEO of Eno. “It turned ideas into possibilities and this paper analyzes how we can improve that process going forward.”
The paper presentation included a discussion on the legislative makeup, the project selection process, and the execution of the TIGER program during its first four years. Schank opened the event and served as moderator for the panel discussion of TIGER issues with top experts from the government and the transportation industry.