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PSPA transportation project up for $20 million in DOT funding (2010-09-14)

A project to make Starkville a model livable city remains a contender for funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER II) grant.

The $20 million Starkville project aims to improve the city by implementing pedestrian-friendly routes like sidewalks and bike paths and improving roads. Changes are part of an overall plan for the Golden Triangle Region to offer alternative transportation modes, better connect residents and improve the health of Mississippians.

Dr. Bethany Stich led the project along with Jim Gafford, chair of Starkville's transportation committee. Dr. Joseph "Jody" Holland assisted in research, and Ph.D. student Kenna Walsh also helped with the project.

The Department of Transportation allots $600 million in TIGER II discretionary grants, $140 million of which goes toward improving rural areas.

The national program strives to invest in long-term projects during this economically depressed time in the United States. The TIGER II grant would be the most federal money Starkville received in its history.

The project involves local entities like the City of Starkville, Mississippi State University, Oktibbeha County Hospital and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

The DOT will announce grant recipients in October.

To view the TIGER II proposal, click here. Check out WTVA's coverage of the project. Click here to see WCBI's story and here to see the story in the Starkville Daily News.

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Department Fax: 662.325.2716
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Mississippi State University, MS 39762
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