To Start Your Week
The White House’s four-year, $302 billion transportation bill would reverse a longstanding prohibition — under Title 23 of the United States Code (Highways) — on interstate tolling.
President Barack Obama will be in Tarrytown Wednesday to talk money: his administration would direct approximately $150 billion into infrastructure programs, roads and bridges, as well as funds from fuel taxes.
Against a Tappan Zee Bridge backdrop, the president will highlight the urgency of replenishing the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Authorization for the Department of Transportation to spend on highway, bridge, and transit projects expires on September 30, 2014.
As the New NY Bridge project continues, the I Lift NY is currently being readied in New Jersey, and is due at the site next month. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s monumental undertaking was approved last December for that hefty $1.6 billion TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) loan.
For up-to-date information about this week’s related detours and lane closures, click here.
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