Queens lawmaker secures funding for infrastructure projects in Forest Hills, Flushing and Bayside

Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Wednesday, June 9, that she has secured nearly $20 million in a key transportation and infrastructure bill to upgrade the Forest Hills Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station, create vehicle charging stations in Flushing and Bayside, and replace medians in Oakland Gardens that are in need of repair.

The funding was included in the INVEST in America Act, a transformative five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill. The measure is expected to be passed later this afternoon by the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee. It is then expected to soon be passed by the full House of Representatives.

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