Stimulus Fund Candidates: Navy Yard, Subway Stations, I-95 Paving

In this week’s print edition, we wrote about the potential effects of federal stimulus dollars on New York’s infrastructure, noting that a requirement that the money be spent quickly mostly wipes away any dreams local officials had of ambitious Washington-funded expansions.

In order to show elected officials and the federal government that stimulus dollars could indeed go out to bid within a few months, the city and state have created lists and examples of projects that could qualify for such money.

For the most part, the lists—which officials stressed are not prioritized and simply show projects that could be candidates for funds—focus on renovations and repairs, offering projects that are prepared but under-funded or otherwise ready to go.  read more »

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