The city lost its bid for $29.3 million in federal transportation money that Reed hoped would fund an extension of the streetcar system to the greenspace project’s Eastside Trail. It also sought funds to build a multi-use path on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Instead, grants worth $500 million were awarded to projects in 34 states Thursday, including $15 million to double an existing streetcar system in Tacoma, Washington. Georgia was passed over entirely in this round of funding. Atlanta has previously won two TIGER grants.