Houston Wins $9.4 Million Grant to Improve 40 Flood-Prone Zones
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/9/2018, 6:35 a.m.
New technology improvements are coming to 40 flood-prone intersections in Houston to save cars, headaches, and lives. The City of Houston announced Tuesday afternoon it won a $9.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve flood-prone traffic intersections with new technology that alerts drivers when high water is present. City Council Member Larry Green, who died Tuesday, advocated for the grant application to the Department of Transportation on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the City. The proposal includes a location in District K, which Green represented, at Alt U.S. 90 and Beltway 8. The grant is in partnership with county and state governments. The federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program is a discretionary grant for innovative transportation proposals. The program is highly competitive. The Department of Transportation selects awardees from hundreds of applicants, who can include states, territories, counties, other cities, port authorities, transit agencies and other jurisdictions.