Route 17 study finds widening road would worsen issues over time

 The Regional Planning Association (RPA), a century-old think tank concerned with planning issues in the Tri-state area and member of the ReThink Rte 17 Coalition, issued a study on Jan. 18 that concludes that widening the highway may not be the best solution to congestion and safety issues and may not provide many economic benefits to communities along the roadway.

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RPA Study

Flush With Biden’s Infrastructure Cash, New York Is Choosing Highways Over Public Transit

The law will ultimately deliver New York nearly $6 billion in “flexible funds” that are earmarked for highways but can be spent on transit instead, if the federal government gives its permission. But New York has rarely asked for it. Meanwhile, the Transportation Department is using the bonanza to pursue dozens of highway expansions. The ReThink Rte 17 Coalition, which OE is a founding member of, is working to get sustainable alternatives to adding a 3rd lane in spots.

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