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In 2016, the Broward MPO won a nationwide competitive grant for over $11 million to design and construct five Complete Streets projects throughout Broward County.

Together with the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach as well as Broward County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Broward MPO applied for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds to fill in five critical gaps and extend the reach of the existing Broward Regional Complete Streets network to restore safe multimodal access to various community resources and destinations for vulnerable populations.

Broward's TIGER grant will construct 9.2 miles of safe, clearly delineated bicycle and pedestrian facilities in existing rights-of-way and will include innovative features such as internally illuminated reflective pavement markings (IIRPM) to improve visibility and safety for all users. The TIGER projects are part of the Broward MPO’s Complete Streets program that has to date programmed more than $300 million in bicycle and pedestrian facilities to create safer, healthier streets for residents and visitors.

The Broward MPO would like to recognize the FDOT District IV Florida office, who agreed to manage all phases of implementation of the TIGER projects, as well as our local partners who each played a key role in the TIGER application process and provided substantial financial contributions that were essential to the application's success.

Below is a map of the planned projects; construction will begin Spring 2021.

TIGER Grant Story Map

Coming soon (Winter 2021)

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The TIGER Story

 

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for its Regional Complete Streets Initiative in 2016. Since the award, the Broward MPO and implementation partner, Florida Department of Transportation District Four (FDOT D4), have been working diligently on the implementation of the projects identified in this grant.

The Broward MPO signed the TIGER Grant Agreement with Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), and celebrated a major milestone for Broward Complete Streets. The latest milestone in this grant process is a major development, as of August 2019, the TIGER agreement (between FHWA, FDOT D4 and the Broward MPO) has been executed. This allows the Broward MPO and FDOT D4 to begin utilizing these federal funds received as a part of the grant.

To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

 

The Broward MPO was awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for its regional Broward Complete Streets Initiative.

The grant will help fund $19.1 million dollars worth of bike and pedestrian improvements in the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach. With the rising cost of construction, the MPO is contributing $1.5 million towards this effort as well. Stay tuned for more information on these projects!

CLICK HERE to view the official announcement from USDOT announcing the 2016 TIGER grant winners on July 29, 2016.

 

To celebrate the awarding of a 2016 TIGER Grant to the Broward MPO, a community-wide celebration was held on October 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the C-13 Canal/Lauderdale Lakes Greenway across the street from the Lauderdale Lakes Aquatic Center. 

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The MPO's TIGER application is not just a request for funding, it is the product of unprecedented collaboration between four municipalities, Broward County Government, Florida Department of Transportation, as well as the private and non-profit sectors. The narrative describes the 2016 TIGER application and highlights the projects that are proposed to be built if the Broward MPO's application is successful.

2016 Broward MPO TIGER Narrative

Congressional Delegation Letter of Support

Six members of the South Florida Congressional Delegation signed a letter of support to USDOT in favor of the Broward MPO's 2016 TIGER application.

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To view the TIGER Grant 2015 application, CLICK HERE.

For More Information

Please contact Ricardo Gutierrez at gutierrezr@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0044 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.