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2010–2014 TIGER Update Videos

Click on a video to get a better overview for the TIGER project's goals and see the progress transportation investment in this region is making.

TIGER Final Episode: Impact of TIGER on the Kansas City region 

This video walks through the progress across many areas in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The projects are wrapping up but they have made an impact on the local economy, the urban core and the lives of area citizens.

TIGER Episode 9: TIGER progess report

This video shows progress all over the region on projects that use TIGER funds — some changes can be seen, some changes can be measured and some changes are still underway.

TIGER Episode 8: Driving the Local Economy

This video shows how Kansas City's TIGER program is succeeding at putting skilled people to work — hiring local manufacturers to build state-of-the-art transit shelters and real-time signs that will support enhanced and expanded transit services along State Avenue and Metcalf Avenue.

TIGER Episode 7: TIGER Paves the Way

This video features the pervious concrete on Wabash Street at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and the porous asphalt at Olive and Emanuel Cleaver II in Kansas City, Mo., installed in late September 2012. Unlike traditional pavement, these permeable surfaces will help control stormwater runoff and filter pollutants. This is the first time the city has tested the effectiveness of these types of pavements on residential streets.

TIGER Episode 6: Breaking Ground, Uniting Communities

This video highlights groundbreaking ceremonies for three new transit centers in Mission and Kansas City, Kan., and what they will mean for riders and the community.

TIGER Episode 5: Troost Avenue Bridge Reconnecting

This video shows how federal investments to and near the Troost Avenue bridge are making an impact on the community, particularly in the Green Impact Zone of Kansas City, Mo. Learn more about plans for a pedestrian bridge/walkway that will be built along Brush Creek, which is funded by the region's TIGER grant.

TIGER Episode 4: Green Impact Zone Sidewalks

During the fall of 2011, construction crews began replacing crumbling sidewalks, curbs and driveway approaches along major streets of the Green Impact Zone in Kansas City, Mo. Find out how residents and workers are benefiting from investments in new infrastructure.

TIGER Episode 3: Kansas City, Kan., Connections

State Avenue is a major east-west route that connects the revitalized urban core of Kansas City, Kan., to new development occurring in the Village West area. Mayor Joe Reardon talks about what new transit centers and pedestrian improvements mean for his community.

TIGER Episode 2: Mission Transit Center

A new transit center is coming to the city of Mission! Learn more about the amenities being designed, from real-time digital signs and covered waiting areas to improved pedestrian access. And find out what a longtime local employer thinks about the plans.


TIGER Episode 1

Take a look at the plans for transportation improvements across the Kansas City region, meet the project partners, and get a better grasp of the project's long and short term goals in this introductory video.

Imagine KC: Connected Corridors (episode 6)

This episode of the Imagine KC television series, co-produced by the Mid-America Regional Council and Kansas City Public Television, looks at plans to connect key transportation corridors to form the backbone of a regional system, and how some of our region's most valued places will benefit from improvements and revitalization along these routes. The show features several TIGER corridors, including Metcalf Avenue/Shawnee Mission Parkway, North Oak Trafficway and State Avenue.