New Act Will Be A Boon For NYC Transportation Infrastructure Investment

NYC will benefit from a new national act that will fund transportation projects to the delight of Mayor Bill de Blasio.  The “GROW AMERICA Act”will expand and improve financing mechanisms to increase funding for game-changing projects, thereby creating jobs, improving the economy and improving the quality of life for community residents.

“Our administration is committed to maintaining and expanding New York City’s transportation infrastructure to ensure our streets are safe and our transit system is accessible to all New Yorkers,” The Mayor said. “The GROW AMERICA Act will provide funding for important transportation infrastructure investments. I thank President Obama and Secretary Foxx for their dedication to New York City and cities across the country.”

The Act will establish new discretionary grant programs to carry out critical reforms and strengthen DOT’s ability to partner with state, local and private partners to invest in nationally- and regionally-significant transportation projects.

NYC’s Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg also weighed in:

“I applaud President Obama and Secretary Foxx for their commitment to investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, and freight networks through the GROW AMERICA Act. This act will increase investment in critical infrastructure while streamlining project delivery, allowing important projects in New York City and across the country to be implemented efficiently and effectively.”

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