TIGER Grant round two. The city of Tulsa is attempting again to get a federal transportation grant to help fund improvements to Riverside Drive as part of the Gathering Place project. City Engineer Paul Zachary says the dollars would go only for public use aspects of the project like Riverside and the pedestrian bridge. This time the city is seeking between $11 and $14 million. Applications are due the end of April and awards will be announced sometime around Labor Day.
A similar application for nearly $15 million was rejected last year, but Zachary says questioned areas have been addressed, and chances are better this time around.