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    Dollars Recovered for NY-18
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    Medals & Awards Returned to Vets
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    Constituent Cases Closed
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    Bills Signed Into Law

NY-18 Transportation Committee Community Project Selections

NY-18 Transportation Committee Community Project Selections 

 

City of Poughkeepsie Market Street Connectivity Project

Proposed Recipient: City of Poughkeepsie, NY

Address: 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Amount Requesting: $2,400,000

Purpose: This project will create a local street network in Poughkeepsie to foster economic development, encourage walking and biking, and relieve traffic. This three-block corridor is one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the city.  Improvements to the corridor will make it easier for non-motorists to access the transit hub, making transit a more viable option for those who choose not to use a car and a more enjoyable experience for those who use transit due to economic circumstance or mobility limitation. 

Signed Certification Letter

 

Heritage Trial Extension: Hartley Rd to Downtown Middletown

Proposed Recipient: Orange County, NY

Address: Hartley Road in Goshen, New York 10924

Amount Requesting: $500,000

Purpose: This project will create a shared-use trail and rehabilitate multiple abandoned bridge structures that exist along the railbed in Goshen. This safer path for bicyclists and pedestrians will provide new opportunities for recreation and healthy living, serve as an important local economic driver, and protect against impacts of climate change by reducing vehicular miles.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Highland Avenue over Wallace Street

Proposed Recipient: Orange County, NY

Address: 9 Wallace Street, Otisville, New York 10963

Amount Requesting: $1,250,000

Purpose: This project would remove the existing seven-span bridge and replace it with a single span bridge with the remaining area utilizing concrete-faced, reinforced earth retaining walls. The bridge is experiencing severe deterioration, which may ultimately lead to closure. The bridge is an important link of regional significance and is one of the only corridors that provides for highway load truck traffic and a connection between the City of Middletown area to points North and West including the City of Port Jervis and Sullivan County.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail

Proposed Recipient: Dutchess County, NY

Address: The east bank of the Hudson River, spanning from Cold Spring, New York 10516 to Breakneck, New
York 10516.

Amount Requesting: $4,350,000

Purpose: This project is the first phase of a linear park that will transform the Hudson waterfront between Cold Spring and Beacon. This phase will convert a 2-acre area of state highway with a Metro-North train station into a safe, multi-modal park. The project will lead to set parallel parking spots, a sidewalk, enhanced pedestrian crossing, traffic calming bump-outs, new train platforms, and security fencing. A new overlook area will allow people to enjoy a view of the river and highlands. It will help direct visitors to community centers for food and shopping to support local businesses, and protect the sensitive landscape by focusing use into areas hardened and improved to handle that level of visitation.  The scenic location, high-design vision, and proximity via car or train to New York City destine this trail to have national if not international prominence. 

Signed Certification Letter

 

I-84/Route 9D Connectivity Study

Proposed Recipient: Dutchess County, NY

Address: I-84/Route 9D in Fishkill, New York 12508

Amount Requesting: $400,000

Purpose: This request is for a transportation planning study of the NYS Route 9D corridor in Beacon and Fishkill, NY. This study would look at transportation safety, reliability, and accessibility barriers across all forms of travel. The study would work to improve access to and from the Beacon Train Station drivers, walkers, bicyclists, and bus passengers improve operations along 9D and at the I-84/9D interchange. This will reduce congestion and find ways to improve intermodal access to the train station.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Lake Street Bridge Project

Proposed Recipient: City of Newburgh, NY

Address: State Route 32, Newburgh, New York 12550

Amount Requesting: $1,750,000

Purpose: The project will complete a multi-year commitment of city and state funds for the Lake St. Bridge project, a critical commercial thoroughfare in Newburgh that is a part of New York State's key surface transportation network.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Newburgh Landing Pier

Proposed Recipient: Orange County, NY

Address:  70 Front Street, Newburgh, New York 12550

Amount Requesting: $4,000,000

Purpose: This project would fund a replacement Newburgh Landing Pier that would provide for a floating dock for the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry transfer passengers, transient mooring slips to allow recreational boaters to dock and visit Newburgh, a larger fixed pier, and an area with shaded seating and space for outdoor events. This will improve mobility for commuters, enhance travel and tourism, and provide numerous opportunities for local communities.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Orange-Dutchess Transportation Access and Mobility Study

Proposed Recipient: Orange County, NY

Address: 124 Main Street, Goshen, New York 10924

Amount Requesting: $400,000

Purpose: This study will look at cross-river transportation access and mobility between Orange and Dutchess Counties and examine existing and alternative transportation options to connect New York Stewart International Airport and the Metro-North Beacon Train Station. This will assess the feasibility of enhancing existing ferry and bus service and look at improvements to the City of Newburgh and Beacon waterfronts. This is a step towards bringing improved access and mobility, economic growth, and tourism opportunities to Orange and Dutchess Counties.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Pedestrian and Highway Safety Infrastructure Improvements

Proposed Recipient: Village of Kiryas Joel, NY

Address: 51 Forest Road, Kiryas Joel, New York 10950

Amount Requesting: $1,380,000

Purpose: This project would widen and improve sidewalks to achieve the ideal street configuration, widening each segment of included streets and installing a new curb and sidewalk. Completion of this project will result in a long-term solution to improved roadways for surface transportation needs and safer, pedestrian-friendly infrastructure.

Signed Certification Letter

 

Putnam County’s Donald B. Smith Transit Hub

Proposed Recipient: Putnam County, NY

Address: 110 Old Route 6, Carmel, New York 10512

Amount Requesting: $1,500,000

Purpose: This project will design and construct a transfer pulse point with passenger amenities to improve customer experience when transferring between Putnam Area Rapid Transit (PART) buses. This Transit Hub would be located at the Donald B. Smith Campus to serve the entire community and provide a transit building in the heart of campus. This will address the ongoing needs of public bus riders and address climate change by reducing carbon emissions and encouraging mass transit.

Signed Certification Letter