Press Release
December 12, 2011

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on TIGER Grant Funding for CTA Blue Line and Chicago Bike Share Program

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

Today Chicago was awarded $20 million in federal funding to invest in the city’s infrastructure through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

“Chicago is a city on the move,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Revitalizing and modernizing our infrastructure is critical to creating jobs and enhancing the quality of life of residents throughout the city.  I want to thank Senator Durbin, Representative Luis Gutierrez and the Illinois delegation for their support and recognizing that this TIGER grant will help ensure we provide a solid foundation for the city’s future.”


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