Rep. Delgado Successfully Secures Funding for NY-19 Transportation Projects through House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

June 10, 2021
Press Release
Delgado-Sponsored Local Projects Repave Roads, Repair Bridges, Improve Infrastructure

RHINEBECK, NY  – Today, five of U.S. Representative Delgado's (NY-19) Member-directed infrastructure funding requests were included and passed within the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. These surface transportation projects repave roads, repair bridges, and improve infrastructure in New York's 19th Congressional District.

“Upstate families deserve clean water, safe roads, and affordable broadband. The INVEST in America Act and the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act will improve our quality of life, support small businesses, create good-paying jobs, tackle the climate crisis, and make our nation competitive on the world stage,” said Rep. Delgado. “I am proud to secure funding for local surface transportation projects. From Ulster to Otsego, these projects will repave roads, repair bridges, and improve our upstate infrastructure. Congress must act swiftly to pass this legislation and deliver investment to communities across the United States.”

“We are so grateful to Congressman Delgado for including Kingston’s Safe and Accessible Midtown project to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s ambitious surface transportation bill. This project is vital to our Midtown community, as it provides safer, more equitable transportation for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and those with disabilities,” said Kingston Mayor Steve Noble. “The project will connect affordable and senior housing complexes to business districts and will improve two dangerous railroad crossings. The importance of this project cannot be overstated and is one that the City of Kingston could not complete on its own. We appreciate the support of our Congressman and stand with him and his colleagues in getting this much-needed transportation bill passed.”

“Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) has been seriously committed to exploring deployment of zero-emissions buses since 2018, with our first three electric buses expected by the close of 2021," said Sajaa Ahmed, Director of UCAT. "Federal support is critical in order for UCAT to realize its goal of a fully electrified fleet. We thank Congressman Delgado and his staff for their continued support and assistance, as well as the opportunity to be included in the ambitious list of member-directed infrastructure projects for New York's 19th Congressional District.”

“Schoharie County is very appreciative of Congressman Delgado’s efforts and support to obtain funding to replace a nearly 100 year old bridge that spans the Schoharie Creek in the Village of Schoharie,” said Daniel R. Crandell, Commissioner of the Schoharie County Department of Public Works. “This is a critical bridge for emergency services, school bus routes, postal service, daily commuter traffic, farm traffic and local commerce. The NYSDOT has found the bridge to be structurally and functionally obsolete and its closure will result in a 14 mile round trip detour. Thank you again for your support.”

“Repaving New York State Route 299 will improve safety, increase accessibility, promote energy conservation, and assist local planned growth in New Paltz, Gardiner, and across Ulster County,” said Thomas Jackson, Commissioner of the Ulster County Department of Public Works. “Improving Route 299 will also help bolster tourism and enhance travel. We thank Congressman Delgado for his support and work to supply $3.6 million in funding to complete this project.”

Rep. Delgado-Sponsored Projects:

  • County Route 7&8—RTE 299 Roadway Repaving - Towns of New Paltz and Gardiner NY $3,600,000
  • Reconstruction of the Intersection of Rt 7, Rt 23 and Maple St in Oneonta into Roundabout Configuration -Oneonta NY $3,200,000
  • Replacement of the Bridge Street Bridge over Schoharie Creek- Schoharie NY $6,254,400
  • Safe and Accessible Midtown Kingston - Kingston NY $6,053,818
  • Ulster County Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure - Kingston NY $800,000