In 2010, the City of Tucson was awarded a $63 million, Transportation and Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).The modern streetcar project is a specific component of the RTA Plan, approved by voters in 2006. Federal funding and RTA funds are designated specifically for the streetcar project.

Federal funding sources
$63 million – TIGER Grant awarded in February 2010
New Starts “Exempt” project – received $6 million in appropriations to date

Local funding sources 
$75 million – Regional Transportation Authority 
$11 million – Public utilities
$3.2 million – The Gadsden Company

Other funding sources 
$26.6 Million – City of Tucson Certificates of Participation/Grant Anticipation Notes
$14 million – Luis G. Gutierrez (Cushing) Bridge

Budget Charts

Cash Flow Projection

Costs per Major Contract Package

Expenditures to Date by Funding Source

Cost per Major SCC Contract Package

Federal Grant Applications

TIGER Grant Application

TIGER II Grant Application

TIGER III Grant Application

TIGER IV Grant Application


The city of Tucson Procurement Department ensures that the materials and services required by the City and the citizens it serves are available on time, are of the best value, and are acquired with integrity through an open and competitive process.

City of Tucson Procurement Department
City Hall
255 W. Alameda, 6th Floor West
Tucson, Arizona
Phone: (520) 791-4217
Fax: (520) 791-4735

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM