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NYC set to receive billions in funding from infrastructure bill

New York City is set to score billions in funding for badly needed transit, road and airport improvements from the the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation inked by President Biden Monday.

The package includes as much as $10.7 billion for the MTA’s subways, buses and commuter rails, $2 billion for bridge and tunnel work, $685 million for the region’s airports, $100 million to further expand broadband Internet access, $175 million to install new charging stations for electric vehicles and $50 million for ‘Vision Zero’ street safety efforts like improving bike lanes.

The tally, provided by Mayor Bill de Blasio during his daily briefing on Tuesday, did not include the $30 billion also set aside in the legislation for improvements to the Northeast Corridor rail service, which finally includes funding for desperately new rail tunnels beneath the Hudson River.

MTA subway
The package includes as much as $10.7 billion for the MTA’s subways, buses and commuter rails.
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Port Authority Bus Terminal
The Port Authority is one of many facilities that will get a funding boost.
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“This is a big, big deal,” said Hizzoner, who was joined at the press conference U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “It’s going to allow to do things that before were almost impossible to imagine.”


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