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Cuomo announces funding towards greener transportation options

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 08:08:10-04

Governor Cuomo announced $30.1 million in new funding for projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements. These include projects specifically targeted toward improving air quality in Western New York.

This new infrastructure investment is part of $144.6 million investment statewide and will support the construction of new multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new ADA accessible sidewalks and improved access to public transportation.

Fifteen projects in total will benefit from this money. According to the Governor's Office, here is the breakdown of the investment:

  • $5 million to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority toward the procurement of 11 new accessible clean-fueled buses
  • $3.1 million to the Village of Lancaster to construct new roundabouts at Central and Pleasant Avenues
  • $300,000 to the Town of Grand Island for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements along Baseline Road
  • $1.5 million to the City of Dunkirk for new pedestrian accessibility and bicycle enhancements along the Lake Shore Avenue Corridor
  • $924,000 to the Town of Tonawanda toward the construction of new mini-roundabouts, dedicated bicyclist lanes and pedestrian accessibility enhancements along the Parker Boulevard corridor
  • $664,000 to the City of Olean toward the construction of a new multi-use path along East State Street and a new roundabout at the intersection of Barry Street.
  • $2.9 million to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to construct the new multi-use Quaker Bike Path within Alleghany State Park
  • $1.1 million to the City of Buffalo to construct new traffic calming measures and dedicated bicyclist infrastructure along the Busti Avenue corridor
  • $259,000 to Erie County to install electric vehicle charging stations
  • $889,000 to the Village of Hamburg for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements
  • $316,000 to the City of North Tonawanda to construct a new connection to the Empire State Trail along the Erie Canal
  • $759,000 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to expand the Go Buffalo Niagara Transportation bike share, can pool and carpool programs.
  • $5 million to the Western New York region toward the reconfiguration of the interchange of Interstate 290 and Main Street in the Town of Amherst
  • $2 million to the Town of Randolph for the construction of new pedestrian accessibility enhancements, installation of solar radar speed signs and other traffic calming measures along the Main Street school corridor.
  • $723,000 to the City of Buffalo for the installation of new school zone safety signage with flashing beacons city-wide.