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Biden infrastructure ‘RAISE’ grants give boost to NYC’s Interborough Express and last-mile freight projects

June 26, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CITYWIDE — U.S. TRANSPORTATION SEC. PETE BUTTIGIEG on Wednesday announced infrastructure RAISE grants of roughly $20.7M million for two projects in New York City, including $15M for a corridor profile planning assessment for the Interborough Express (IBX) Light Rail Transit Project and $5.7 million for planning the last-mile-focused Urban Freight Mobility Collaborative. IBX is a high-capacity light rail transit link that will provide a direct public transit connection between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The Urban Freight Mobility Collaborative will encourage the replacement of freight vehicles with cargo bikes, waterborne freight and cleaner alternative fuel vehicles — and EV chargers that will not block the right-of-way or sidewalks, allowing ADA curbside access.

The NYC grants were just two out of 148 RAISE grants countrywide announced Wednesday. “After decades of underinvestment, the condition of America’s infrastructure is now finally getting better instead of worse,” Buttigieg said in a statement. Roughly $1.8 billion in RAISE funds are available this year.

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