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Federal Government Provides Aid For NYC Infrastructure Projects

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The city is getting more than $338 million from the federal government for its two main infrastructure projects.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Tuesday that the Appropriations Committee's budget for the 2013 fiscal year includes more than $123 million for the Second Avenue subway.

The amount represents the final funding of the government's overall $1.3 billion support for the project, promised in an agreement signed in 2007.

Meanwhile, the East Side Access project connecting the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal will receive $215 million.

"It's an investment in our future, our economic development and in the important infrastructure of our great city,” Maloney said. “These two projects alone are the largest infrastructure projects, not in New York City, not in New York State but in the entire country, employing over 38,000 New Yorkers."

The figures reflect the amounts requested for each project by the Obama Administration.

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