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YORK, Neb. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and the top Republican on the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, today announced a major infrastructure grant for the city of York. York will receive $15.6 million in funding to support a pedestrian safety infrastructure initiative. These projects include a pedestrian overpass over a busy highway, pedestrian trails for access to destinations in the city, and safe cross-walks for schools.

“It is great to see how the bipartisan infrastructure law continues to benefit communities across our great state. This grant will help York launch a series of projects that will make the city safe for pedestrians, including young children on their way to school,” said Senator Fischer.

“Extending our trail systems has been on our city wish list for many years. I can't wait to see the great things we can do for York with this opportunity, “said York Mayor Barry Redfern.

“I appreciate the work of so many people in York that helped us to pull this proposal together. It will truly be a game-changer for our residents and for our many visitors who stop in York every day,” said City Administrator Dr. Sue Crawford.

Background:

The grant is part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) program. RAISE grants received significant funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law Senator Fischer supported.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill has invested $982 million Nebraska since its enactment.