DOT says the dollar amount requested in grant applications far exceeds the amount set aside for the program.
Roughly 48 percent of the funding will go to road and bridge projects.
TIGER grants fund innovative transportation projects that address job creation and make a significant impact on a region.
Nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion far exceeded the $600 million available.
Recovery Act awards were made to fund 51 innovative transportation projects.
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