Port of Brownsville Lands TIGER IV Grant Funds
Brownsville, Texas - The Port of Brownsville has been awarded $12 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER IV Grant Program. The funds will be applied to the construction of a new cargo dock, Cargo Dock 16.
TIGER is an acronym for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. The Port’s application consisted of the construction of a new cargo dock, however, the total project will include purchasing a new mobile harbor crane & track mobile, in addition to rail improvements. The TIGER program was initiated in 2009 as part of the U.S. Government’s stimulus plan.
“This was a badly needed infrastructure project and we are very thankful for the support we received from our congressional delegation…..and the support we received on a local and State level for this project,” said Eduardo A. Campirano, Port Director and CEO. “The project will create jobs in our region and help us meet increasing demand,” added Campirano.