Five commercial ports made the cut when it came to being awarded millions in awards from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.
Between them the ports of Hueneme (in California), Baltimore, Indiana, San Diego and Newport (Oregon) will receive a share of $44.3m as allocated by the Department of Transportation.
As the name suggests, the TIGER awards are not for seaports only, and the $44.3m is a relatively small cut of the total $500m for all kinds of transport-related projects.
The five lucky were selected from 50 total port applicants. Most of the projects being funded involve improving road and rail infrastructure in and around the five seaports with a view to aiding the efficient movement of goods.
TIGERs have been doled out annually since 2009’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.