Hochul Announces $97.7 Million to Improve Alternative Transportation in Local Communities Hochul Announces $97.7 Million to Improve Alternative Transportation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — On June 20, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that over $97 million has been awarded to over 30 communities across the state of New York. According to the governor’s office, these funds are going to be used for  projects that promote alternative, environmentally friendly modes of travel, such as walking, biking or riding mass transit.

The funding will support initiatives that improve access to the transportation system for all users and that includes right here in Central  New York.

The city of Syracuse will receive $3.1 million to help sidewalk improvements in the Inner Harbor. An additional $3.9 million will go to Syracuse for the construction of a physical separated shared-use path on the West Side Trail, according to the governor’s website.

The awards were made possible by the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and will be distributed by the New York State Department of Transportation.

These new plans are a part of  Hochul’s initiative to fight climate change by increasing other modes of transportation all across New York.

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