Thursday, June 21, 2012
NYC gets money from congress for transportation projects
The city is getting more than $338 million from the federal government for its two main infrastructure projects.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Tuesday that the Appropriations Committee's budget for the 2013 fiscal year includes more than $123 million for the Second Avenue subway.
The amount represents the final funding of the government's overall $1.3 billion support for the project, promised in an agreement signed in 2007.
Meanwhile, the East Side Access project connecting the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal will receive $215 million.