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$10M on Federal DOT funding to complete the final link along the Bronx River Greenway

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The Bronx River Alliance is pleased to announce a $10 million award for the Bronx River Greenway: Bridge the Critical South Bronx Gap project funded by the US Department of Transportation’s highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant program.

NYC Parks, in collaboration with he Bronx River Alliance, submitted the succesfull proposal that will close the Greenway’s most critical gap, a three-quarter mile segment that requires the construction of two bicycle/pedestrian bridges and will complete 1.8 miles of contiguous off-street trail from the southern end of Concrete Plant Park to the northern end of Starlight Park, and eventually will connect to the full Bronx River Greenway system.  To read more about the project.

This award will be matched by funding from Mayor de Blasio, NYSDOT, NFWF/DOI Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant program, and funding allocated by NY State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. We express our gratitude to federal, state and local elected officials and NYC Parks for supporting the Bronx River Greenway: Bridge the Critical South Bronx Gap project, as well as the Altman Foundation for its long-standing support of the Bronx River Alliance’s Greenway Program. 

Media coverage:
• DNAInfo: $10M to be Spent Increasing Access to Bronx River. By Eddie Small. November 2, 2015
• Streetsblog: Bronx River Greenway Gets a $10 Million Boost From TIGER. By David Meyer. October 28, 2015.

See also:
Congressman José E. Serrano’s press release
NY Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press release

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