Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week that applications are now available for $50 million in federal funding for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including the construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in New York State.
Eligible project activities include:
- On-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation;
- Infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities, to access daily needs;
- Community improvement activities, including improving roadway safety in transportation rights-of-way and erosion control; and
- Environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and abatement activities and highway storm water drainage control to prevent flooding.
If Newburgh could get their hands on some of this money what ways do you think it could be spent to improve transportation in the city?
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