|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2013
Contact Joseph Ahearn, (914) 774-6856 Katz4NY@gmail.com
KATZ INFLUENTIAL IN GETTING FUNDING FOR PUDDING STREET ENGINEERING STUDY
Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C,I-Yorktown) and Senator Terry Gipson have recently secured engineering study funds in the amount of $1 million, which were initially promised to Putnam County residents in 2003. The study will focus on the intersection of the Taconic State Parkway and Pudding Street, specifically building an overpass in order to make the intersection safer for children. This intersection is crossed multiple times a day by school buses. The engineering study is the first necessary step toward the project’s completion.
“This is a great day for PutnamCounty. I am proud to work with Senator Gipson and the governor to secure the study. It is a privilege to start bringing a necessary project into our district, and I look forward to continuing my work with the Senator on this and other projects for Putnam County,” Katz said.
Katz held a press conference addressing the promise of funding on February 1,2013, calling for the project to begin as soon as possible. The most recent study performed by the DOT found that 40 accidents occurred in the intersection in a four-year period. School buses cross the Taconic State Parkway’s Pudding Street Intersection roughly 20 times per day, putting children crossing the highway in danger 100 times per week.
For more information regarding Katz please contact his district office at 845-628-3781. The assemblyman can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.