The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the seventh batch of TIGER (Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery) awards last week. As in previous years, the competition for these grants was intense: 627 applications for a total of $10.1 billion in funding poured in from all 50 states, a number of U.S. territories and tribal governments. The U.S. DOT awarded $500 million in grants to 39 of those projects in 34 states.