Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $3.8 Million In Federal Funding For Long Island Greenway-East Trail

Jun 28, 2023

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $3,815,000 in federal funding for the Long Island Greenway-East trail. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly competitive Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and will be used to plan and design the 50-mile Long Island Greenway-East trail with maximum protection for bicyclists and pedestrians.

“I work each and every day in Washington to bring resources back to Long Island, and thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs law that I shepherded through the Senate, over $3.8 million in federal dollars will flow to Suffolk County and the Trust for Public Land to plan, design, and engineer 50 miles of the exciting Long Island Greenway – a new kind of network for biking, walking and jogging. I was proud to secure $2.5 million for a previous phase of the LI Greenway project, and I will continue to advocate for more pedestrian and cycling infrastructure for Long Islanders,” said U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

“I’m thrilled to be announcing that the Long Island Greenway-East trail will receive $3,815,000 in federal funding as a direct result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will ensure that the necessary resources are available to plan and design the Long Island Greenway-East trail so residents and visitors can enjoy Long Island’s beauty safely. I am proud to have worked to secure the funding for this project and will continue to advocate for Long Island to receive the federal resources it needs to thrive.”

Earlier this year, Gillibrand wrote a letter to Secretary Buttigieg advocating for funding of this project.