By Keith Laing
Fifty-two projects were selected for grants, according to the DOT's announcement last week.
The TIGER program is popular with both Republicans and Democrats, and it was expanded in the surface transportation bill that was passed by Congress last year.
Foxx said on Monday that it was just as important to provide transportation funding to rural areas as it was to densely populated areas.
"Wherever you live--a big city, a small community, wherever--you should have safe, reliable access to jobs, schools, medical care, and stores," he wrote. "And wherever you operate your business--whether that business is a family farm or a manufacturing plant--you should be able to move your goods to the market.
The full list of projects that were awarded money from the TIGER program can be read here.