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Lowey Announces 3 Million in Aid For Local Transportation Projects
Westchester Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester-Rockland) today announced that the House-passed Transportation Appropriations Act contains $3.3 million for roads, bridges and public transportation in Westchester County.
Lowey says as a result of the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act (THUD), $600,000 will be used to replace the Locust Avenue Bridge in the City of Rye, which has fallen below the floodplain, resulting in diminished structural integrity and serving as an unintended dam along the Blind Brook waterway.
In addition, if it's fully approved, $500,000 will be made available to repave and repair 19 miles of roads in the Village of Ardsley, and $200,000 to construct sidewalks in the most densely populated areas in the Town of North Castle, linking them to downtown businesses and increasing pedestrian safety.
In addition,Lowey and Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-17) worked together to secure $2 million in federal funds to replace several Westchester County Bee Line buses with new, fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles.
the 2011 THUD Appropriations Act was passed last night. It must still be voted upon by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Obama.
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