Hudson Valley News
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Thu June 19, 2014

U.S. Senators Seek Transportation Funds For Newburgh

Portion of Newburgh waterfront
Portion of Newburgh waterfront
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators are pushing for federal funds to develop a long-term plan to upgrade transportation infrastructure in an Orange County locale. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.

Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say are pushing to secure a $1 million federal grant to develop a long-term framework to upgrade transit infrastructure in Newburgh. The senators announced they are seeking the funding through the federal Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program. This $1 million in federal funding would also support the city of Newburgh’s Waterfront Access and Mobility Strategy, which aims to create a long-term plan for transportation improvements to help revitalize the local economy. Schumer says the funding would help Newburgh link its waterfront with the Broadway corridor and downtown area.