March 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Department of Transportation’s $7.5 Million TIGER Program Award to Carson City

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement that it’s TIGER program will award $7,570,202 to the Carson City Public Works Department. 

“The TIGER program is an essential resource for cities looking to invest in infrastructure projects that will make a positive difference in their communities’ economy and way of life. I applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation for recognizing Nevada’s commitment to improving its transportation infrastructure and equipping our communities with technology for the twenty-first century. I hope to see more investments like these so that we can continue to transform Nevada cities into SMART communities.”

BACKGROUND:

Continued collaboration with federal agencies to secure federal funding is one of the many ways Senator Cortez Masto is working to accelerate Nevada’s transformation into an Innovation State. The senator is committed to fostering innovation, attracting investments, creating jobs and making the Silver State a leader in developing new technology.

The Department of Transportation’s highly competitive TIGER program awards and recognizes city projects that will have a significant impact on the region. The Carson City Public Works Department project will construct new roads, improve existing infrastructure, and build a fiber-optic communications infrastructure that can support SMART community initiatives. The TIGER program will fund $7,570,202 of Carson City’s $18,957,539 total project cost. 

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