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Tonko Secures House Backing for FIVE Capital Region Infrastructure Projects

Local projects Tonko pushed to receive federal funding advance out of House as part of major infrastructure plan

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced that five local projects totaling $19,955,000 that he pushed for to receive federal funding have been advanced out of the House of Representatives by a vote of 221-201 as part of a major infrastructure package, the INVEST in America Act.

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make critical investments in our infrastructure that will ignite our local economy, create new jobs and boost community development,” Congressman Tonko said. “Over these weeks and months, I have been pushing hard to secure federal support for a number of local projects that will better the lives of countless in our Capital Region and beyond. I am ecstatic to see that many of these worthy projects have been included in our infrastructure legislation, and I will continue pushing to ensure that they all receive the federal dollars needed to best help our communities grow and thrive.”

Capital Region infrastructure projects passed out of House include:

  • $6,000,000 for Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) for the project: Purchase of Eight Electric Buses for Use in Emerging Markets, which would provide zero emission battery electric buses to expand service in Montgomery County and the City of Amsterdam.
  • $5,700,000 for the City of Troy for the project: Route 2 Multi-Modal Connectivity Project, which would create a continuous bicycle and pedestrian route along the Congress Street Bridge that will connect the Cities of Watervliet and Troy.
  • $4,500,000 for the City of Amsterdam for the project: Multi-Modal Phase I/Pedestrian Connector Project, which would create a nexus of transportation, development, and open space in the heart of downtown north of the tracks while linking to existing open spaces on the waterfront.
  • $2,700,000 for the City of Schenectady for the project: Craig Street Corridor Project, which would construct multimodal elements and safety infrastructure to build a physical and social bridge to strengthen bonds and empower access in the Mont Pleasant and Hamilton Hill community.
  • $1,055,000 for the Town of Clifton Park for the project: NY 146 and NY146A Bicycle & Pedestrian Access Improvements, which would expand and improve bicycle and pedestrian paths.


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