In September 2015, GRTC received the fully executable paper TIGER grant (PDF). U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx personally announced in Richmond on September 13, 2014 the award of a $24.9 million TIGER grant for the Greater Richmond Transit Company toward the construction of the Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit line in the City of Richmond and Henrico County. The project is one of 72 transportation projects selected in 2014 to receive a total of nearly $600 million in 46 states and the District of Columbia from the Department of Transportation’s 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program. The Department of Transportation received 797 eligible applications for the 2014 TIGER Program.

Secretary Foxx said, "Richmond is one of the few remaining metro regions in the country that has more than a million residents, yet lacks a local travel option that’s competitive with driving – something like commuter or light rail, or bus rapid-transit. Today, we’re solving that issue by increasing access to jobs and quality of life."

“We congratulate the citizens of Richmond and Henrico County, who are the true winners in obtaining these highly competitive TIGER grant funds,” said Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator Therese McMillan. “This project will improve access to efficient, reliable public transportation for thousands of transit-dependent area residents, while contributing to Richmond’s future as a vibrant capital city.” 

  • TIGER FY 2014 Grant Paper Agreement Document (PDF)
  • TIGER FY 2014 Grant Application Documents: (These are LARGE documents. If you have difficulty loading the PDFs, please refer to this DROPBOX)
  • Letters of Support (Click to view all of them in one PDF) written in March 2014 and April 2014.
    Thank you to the following (official capacities as of 2014):
    • Terence R. McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Mark R. Warner, United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Tim Kaine, United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Dwight C. Jones, Mayor, City of Richmond
    • Jennifer L. Mitchell, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
    • John A. Vithoulkas, County Manager, County of Henrico, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Charles R. Samuels, President of Richmond City Council, Councilman for North Central 2nd Voter District, City of Richmond
    • Robert A. Crum, Jr., Executive Director, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC), Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
    • Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Kim Scheeler, President and CEO, Greater Richmond Chamber
    • John F. Berry, Jr., President and CEO, Richmond Region Tourism
    • Carrie Roth, Interim President and CEO, Virginia Biotechnology Research Park
    • Jack Berry, Executive Director, Venture Richmond
    • Richard C. Conti, Director/CEO, Science Museum of Virginia
    • Greta J. Harris, President/CEO, Better Housing Coalition (BHC)
    • Andrew B. Terry, Coordinator, RVA Rapid Transit
    • The Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell, Pastoral Director, For the Council of Richmond Hill
    • Brianne Mullen, Executive Diretor, Partnership for Smarter Growth 
    • Ellen Robertson, Vice President of Richmond City Council and Maggie L. Walker Initiative Co-chair. Thad Williamson, Ph.D., University of Richmond and Maggie L. Walker Initiative Co-chair
    • John W. Martin, President and CEO, Southeastern Institute of Research (SIR)
    • Wayne A. Chasen, President, Chief Executive Officer, Gumenick Properties
    • David Napier, President, Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association