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East River Tunnels project gets $1.3B in federal funds, Schumer says

Lorena Mongelli,
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A long-delayed plan to fix the storm-damaged East River Tunnels, used by the LIRR and other railroads, will begin next year with $1.3 billion in federal funding that will cover roughly the entire cost of the project, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The new grant is part of the federal bipartisan infrastructure bill that will allow repairs to take place with minimal disruption to Long Island Rail Road commuters, said Schumer, who was expected to make a formal announcement about the financial boost on Sunday in Mineola.

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