Point Hope gets 3M in transportation grants

first_imgThe U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday announced half a billion dollars in grants.Among the recipients: Point Hope.The North Slope community of 700 will receive nearly $3 million for roads, sidewalks, and buses capable of transporting people with disabilities.The grant is from a federal program called TIGER, for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.This year, according to the department, rural areas received nearly half of the TIGER grant awards.last_img