Tacoma — TIGER Grant Awarded
The City of Tacoma has been awarded a TIGER Grant of $15,000,000 to help fund the total project cost of $166,008,514 to extend the Tacoma Link modern streetcar line.
The project description in the TIGER documentation is as follows:
The TIGER grant for the Tacoma LINK Expansion Project will more than double the length of the existing 1.6-mile streetcar line operating in downtown Tacoma today. The project will construct several additional stations with enhanced provisions for bicycle and pedestrian access.
The project, which is being planned in conjunction with residential and commercial development, will strengthen connections throughout the downtown area, making it truly transformative for Tacoma. This project creates ladders of opportunity by improving access to reliable transportation to major employment, medical, education, and other institutions and services to disconnected communities. The project will also be resilient to seismic events. The project also includes pedestrian, bicycle, and motorized vehicle safety elements such as way-finding, signage for bicyclists, and new signalization.