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Six transportation projects get federal, state grants

Six projects in Erie County are among the 68 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation projects that will receive funding from a Federal Highway Administration grant administered by the State Department of Transportation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces.

The program provides up to 80 percent of the cost of each project, with the remainder paid by the project sponsor. They include:

Erie County – Tonawanda Rails to Trails Extension, $760,000; Elmwood Avenue Bicycle-Pedestrian Improvements, $700,000; Shoreline Trail, $980,160.

City of Buffalo – Shoreline Trail Improvements, $1,580,000.

Village of Lancaster – Lancaster Transportation Alternatives Project, $328,382.

Village of Hamburg – Healthy Neighborhood Corridor, $701,340.

Town of Cheektowaga – Cheektowaga Safe Crossing Project, $207,083.