Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Biden to Visit Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 03:20 PM
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Vice President Joe Biden hosts a presser at the Brooklyn Bridge tomorrow. The Bridge is receiving some $30 million in stimulus funding toward a 4-year renovation. WNYC has been chronicling the project here.
From the press release:
"New York City has received funding to repair and upgrade key components of the Brooklyn Bridge to improve its efficiency and extend its useful life. Part of this funding was awarded through a $30 million Recovery Act grant from the Department of Transportation. This investment is creating jobs, generating local economic activity, and allowing New York City to address other critical infrastructure needs. The Vice President will be joined by Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.