09.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.1 MILLION IN FED & STATE FUNDS FOR CITY OF MIDDLETOWN IN ORANGE COUNTY TO MAKE SIDEWALKS ADA COMPLIANT

Sidewalk & Ramp Improvements Will Bring Middletown Into Compliance With ‘Americans With Disabilities Act’ Standards

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) have awarded $2,160,000 in federal and state funds to the City of Middletown in Orange County. These funds will allow the city to construct accessible sidewalks and an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramp.

“Individuals with disabilities have the right to live independent, fulfilling lives,” said Senator Schumer. “We have a responsibility to make that a reality. In part, that means ensuring that our sidewalks accommodate the needs of all Americans and all New Yorkers. This new federal funding will be an enormous resource in that effort and will allow the City of Middletown to complete urgently needed upgrades.”

“Unlocking these funds will allow the City of Middletown to move forward with making renovations to city sidewalks,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. “Upgrading our infrastructure will help improve safety and accessibility for New Yorkers with disabilities. I will continue to fight for funding that would upgrade and modernize our infrastructure.”

“The City of Middletown would like to send our deepest appreciation to Senator Schumer for his ongoing support and ceaseless efforts to help improve our community. We are proud to be making Middletown an even better place to live by constructing and repairing accessible sidewalks and installing ADA compatible ramps. We thank Senator Schumer not just his advocacy on this issue, but for being a true partner in our ongoing efforts to improve our wonderful City,” said Joseph DeStefano, City of Middletown Mayor.

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