The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving out $500 million in TIGER IV grants for transportation projects across the country and we want some of that money for New Orleans. The City of New Orleans and the Regional Transit Authority want to bring a streetcar down St. Claude Avenue to Poland Avenue and they’ve got their eye on the TIGER. The more community support that exists for the RTA’s application, the more likely it is to be awarded funding.
Help support the TIGER IV application by signing our petition. And spread the word to your neighbors, friends and family! The deadline is March 14th and we’re aiming for at least 1,000 signatures.
Want to do even more to help? We’re collecting letters of support for the application as well – just submit your letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14th. Address your letter to: Justin Augustine, Chief Executive Officer – New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. Be sure to mention that you support the RTA’s TIGER IV application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for St. Claude streetcar service.
To learn more about the TIGER program, click here.