Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million In Federal Funding For Roadway Safety Projects Across New York State

Nov 2, 2023

Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $982,640 in federal funding for planning projects to improve the safety of New York roadways. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Planning Grant program and will be used to develop planning and demonstration projects to improve roadway safety and help prevent deaths and serious injuries on New York’s roads.

“Roadway safety is a top priority, and because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, that I led to passage as majority leader, we now finally have the funding to overcome long-standing roadblocks to highway safety,” said Senator Schumer. “This nearly $1 million federal boost will help prevent car accidents, improve traffic education, and make our roads safer for drivers across the Empire State. These grants will save lives, and I am proud to have paved the way to make it happen.”

“Investing in projects that improve roadway safety is vital to preventing future traffic tragedies in our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will allow these communities to develop and implement critical safety plans to address roadway safety issues. I am proud to deliver this funding and will keep fighting to make our roads safer.”                   

A full list of recipients is below:

Project NameCity/Place of PerformanceAmountProject Description
Mount Vernon NY Road Safety Action PlanCity of Mount Vernon$296,000This award will be used by the City of Mount Vernon to develop a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan.
SS4A Planning and Demonstration Grant for a village-wide Action Plan in Larchmont, NYVillage of Larchmont$100,000This award will be used by the Village of Larchmont to develop a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan.
Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Safe Streets and Roads for All Action PlanVillage of Tarrytown$340,000This award will be used by the Village of Tarrytown to develop a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan.
2024 City of Buffalo SS4A ADA Transition PlanCity of Buffalo$246,640This award will be used by the City of Buffalo (NY) to update their ADA transition plan by collecting data of high-rate crash locations and current ADA standards within the public right-of-way.