Yesterday, congress passed the $715 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, known as the INVEST in America Act, which contains funding for all seven transportation project requests Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) submitted on behalf of communities in New York’s 17th Congressional District. The projects include repairs and enhancements to bridges, roadways, bike lanes, and tunnels throughout Jones’ district.
“As we work to Build Back Better from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, it’s critical that we invest in a strong, equitable recovery for all communities,” said Congressman Jones. “That starts by upgrading our essential infrastructure, which is exactly what the INVEST in America Act will do. With over $10 million in funding I requested for projects in New York’s 17th District, this bill will connect communities, promote sustainability, and ensure that our local economy can continue to grow and thrive.”
By helping to pass this bill, Jones could secure over $10 million in funding for critical infrastructure projects throughout NY-17. While the funding is not guaranteed until a final bill is passed in the Senate, House passage is a critical step in securing the funding.
The INVEST in America Act includes funding for the following projects:
- $4,550,000 for the Hudson Line Tunnels (Peekskill)
- $1,500,000 for the Half Moon Bay Bridge Reconstruction Project (Croton-on-Hudson)
- $1,500,000 for the New York State Route 133 Bike Lane (Ossining)
- $1,096,395 for Bridge Repair/Safety Assurance (Peekskill, Greenburgh, and Tarrytown)
- $1,000,000 for the Village of Ossining Route 9 Road Diet (Ossining)
- $600,000 for the Restoration of Van Cortlandt Manor Entrance Road Project (Croton-on-Hudson)
- $494,400 for the Basher Pedestrian Bridge Rehabilitation (Tarrytown)