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Maloney Secures Inclusion of $21M in Community Based Projects in Major House Infrastructure Bill

Jun 10, 2021
Press Release

Maloney Secures Inclusion of $21M in Community Based Projects in Major House Infrastructure Bill

Washington, DC – Early this morning, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney voted to pass the INVEST in America Act out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Upon passage, Rep. Maloney announced the inclusion of all ten of his community-based projects proposals for the Hudson Valley. These projects now move to the House floor. Rep. Maloney submitted NY-18’s proposed projects in early May.

“This is going to be a big win for the Hudson Valley. From a new landing pier in Newburgh to developing a better, safer street network in Poughkeepsie these projects will improve the daily lives of my constituents here in the Hudson Valley,” said Rep. Maloney. “I am excited to be moving forward an infrastructure bill that includes essential, hyper-local project funding. This is a new and improved way to pass impactful legislation here in Washington.”

“We need all hands on deck to jumpstart our economy in the wake of COVID 19. These community development projects directly address some of the most urgent needs in Dutchess County and will help set us up for future success,” said Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. “These investments will enable us to improve Dutchess County for generations to come, and we thank Congressman Maloney for his continued advocacy and support.”

“This is a massive investment, and we’re thankful for Congressman Maloney’s advocacy on behalf of us here in Orange County,” said Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus. “Each project is critical to our ability to progress into the future. They will enable us to revitalize and modernize our communities, while ensuring the improved safety of our residents.”

“These projects will enable Putnam County meet the growing transportation needs of residents in our community as our economy bounces back in the wake of COVID-19,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Hyper-local investments in our infrastructure are key to long-term economic success throughout this reopening.”

Rep. Maloney’s ten funding proposals are earmarked for inclusion as part of the larger Infrastructure proposal being considered in the House. Since coming to Congress, Rep. Maloney has hosted 180 town halls and held hundreds of meetings with local officials. He prioritizes hearing directly from his constituents to bring their ideas and concerns back with him to Washington.  As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he has been able to direct federal funds to projects and neighborhoods who need it most. 

The ten projects he has chosen will not only restore infrastructure but also help to build and foster community. From rehabilitating bridges to enhancing pedestrian safety to shortening commutes and creating gathering spaces, these proposals will improve the safety and spirit of the region.

These projects include:

  • $2,400,000 for the city of Poughkeepsie for the City of Poughkeepsie Market Street Connectivity Project to implement a local street network that will foster economic development, encourage walking and biking, and relieve traffic 
  • $500,000 for Orange County for Heritage Trial Extension: Hartley Rd to Downtown Middletown to create a safe, shared-used trail for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • $1,250,000 for Orange County for Highland Avenue over Wallace Street to replace a bridge that is experiencing severe deterioration
  • $4,350,000 for Dutchess County for Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail to transform a section of the Hudson waterfront to allow for safer traffic patterns, a scenic overlook, and central community access to food and shopping to support local businesses 
  • $400,000 for Dutchess County for I-84/Route 9D Connectivity Study, a study that would look at safety, reliability, and accessibility barriers across all forms of travel to work to improve access and reduce congestion
  • $1,750,000 for the city of Newburgh for Lake Street Bridge Project to complete a multi-year commitment of city and state fund for the Lake St. Bridge project
  • $4,000,000 for Orange County for Newburgh Landing Pier to fund a floating dock and larger fixed pier to improve mobility for commuters, enhance tourism, and provide opportunities for local communities 
  • $400,000 for Orange County for Orange-Dutchess Transportation Access and Mobility Study to examine transportation access and mobility between Orange and Dutchess Counties
  • $1,380,000 for the village of Kiryas Joel for Pedestrian and Highway Safety Infrastructure Improvements to widen and improve sidewalks to make safer, pedestrian-friendly roadways
  • $1,500,000 for Putnam County for Putnam County’s Donald B. Smith Transit Hub to design and construct a transfer point with passenger amenities when transferring between Putnam Area Rapid Transit buses