Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) announced this week that the Port of Oakland will be awarded a $15 million TIGER grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to modernize the Port’s ship-to-rail exchange capacity.
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, awards the most promising local infrastructure proposals with investments in road, rail, transit, and port projects that advance critical infrastructure goals in the U.S.
The grant will allow the port to improve access for existing ship and container traffic. Additionally, the project will enhance the port’s reputation as a shipping gateway to the Asia-Pacific by modernizing transfer infrastructure, reducing emissions and significantly increasing the port’s efficiency and competitiveness.
“I am pleased the Port of Oakland has been selected to receive this critical and highly competitive funding,” said Congresswoman Lee. “This key logistical project will streamline and enhance the port’s critical operations while maintaining and creating thousands of construction and permanent jobs.”