KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
WASHINGTON D.C. – Cities like Ferndale and Lynden would have a fair shot at getting federal transportation grants under a bill introduced by Second District U.S. Representative Rick Larsen.
He says the TIGER CUBS Act, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery and Cities Underfunded Because of Size, would help smaller cities get federal grant money when they would normally get beat out by larger cities with more expensive road projects.
The act would set aside 20 percent of the TIGER fund for towns with populations between 10,000 and 50,000.
It could help cities like Oak Harbor, Anacortes, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley.
Congress established the TIGER program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009.