TULSA — Federal transportation officials say Tulsa's bid for $14.8 million to improve a major thoroughfare along the Arkansas River is a non-starter.
Tulsa wanted a "TIGER" grant to help fund a $40 million project set for a portion of Riverside Drive, but Thursday's announcement by federal officials doesn't mean the project is dead. Voters will have a chance to weigh in Nov. 12.
City leaders envision a large park on the east side of Riverside Drive and significant changes to green space west of the roadway.
The proposed work along Riverside Drive includes widening the lanes and adding a tree-lined median.
TIGER grants are named for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. They are awarded annually.
Fifty-two projects were picked this year out of 568 applications.