Federal money coming to the Capital Region

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Million of dollars are on the way to the Capital Region.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that over $11 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will go toward New York State transit systems. In the Capital Region, Albany, Glens Falls, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs will see millions of dollars invested into the city’s transportation systems. Over $105 million will go to Albany-Schenectady (CDTA) system, over $9 million toward the Glens Falls (GGFT) system and over $8 million will be invested in Saratoga’s (CDTA) system.

According to the press release, this investment will create jobs, address the backlog of repairs, expand services, and improve accessibility. The bill also addresses an investment in electric bus fleets.

“Transportation is what connects our communities and keeps the wheels of the local economy rolling,” said Senator Schumer. “The bipartisan infrastructure deal is a greenlight for much needed progress and will pave the way for expanded service, good paying jobs, more clean, zero-emission buses and better accessibility for all.”

This recently House-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides the largest federal investment in upstate transportation.