Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the introduction of the Maloney Infrastructure Package for the Hudson Valley, a major infrastructure proposal comprised of six bills intended for inclusion in the House’s large-scale infrastructure legislation, including the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021. His proposal would make historic investments in the district’s bridges, byways, transportation, banks, and power lines.
“The American Rescue Plan was step one in our effort to Build Back Better. A major investment in local infrastructure is step two,” said Rep. Maloney. “I am proud to introduce this six-part infrastructure package that will directly improve the daily lives of folks right here in the Hudson Valley, from the bridges we drive on to get to work to the power lines we depend on during storms. We must invest in the future of our community – to jumpstart our economy in the wake of COVID-19 and to bring our infrastructure into the 21st century. This is an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.”
Rep. Maloney’s proposals to improve NY-18 infrastructure include:
- The Bridge Investment Act to create a dedicated source of funding to invest in bridge repair and rehabilitation for New York’s 1,757 structurally deficient bridges.
- The Scenic Byways Reauthorization Act to restore the lapsed 2012 program to provide $325 million in funds to communities across this country to fund scenic byways and the tourism they support.
- The Secure Transportation Investments Act to ban Chinese State-Owned Enterprises from receiving taxpayer-funded highway, transit, and rail dollars.
- The 21st Century Infrastructure Bank Act to establish an infrastructure bank that provides loans and bond guarantees to eligible infrastructure providers for qualified infrastructure projects and make equity investments in those projects.
- The Tappan Zee Bridge Report Act to require the Department of Transportation Inspector General to investigate any structure defects in the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and report back to Congress with any findings of that investigation.
- The Power Line Resiliency Act to create a grant program allowing electric utility companies to improve the resiliency, performance, and efficiency of their power lines against extreme weather.
Photos from the event are linked here in high resolution. Live video from the event can be found on Rep. Maloney’s Facebook page: