Crowley Applauds Passage of Maspeth Bypass Plan by Community Board 5

July 14, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement following the passage of the Maspeth Bypass plan by Community Board 5 during last night’s meeting. Crowley secured $500,000 in Federal funds for New York City Department of Transportation (DoT) to carry out this study to explore alternate routes for commercial trucks.

“Maspeth residents and businesses deserve a break from the excessive noise, pollution and truck traffic that plagues their neighborhood. This is why I worked to secure federal funding to help DoT develop the Maspeth Bypass Plan to alleviate congestion and improve the safety and quality of life for all community residents. With the passage of the plan by Community Board 5, we are one step closer to turning our hopes for an improved, quieter community into a reality. I look forward to continuing to work with public officials and the community on the implementation of the plan as well as work to address the outstanding concerns of local businesses.”

Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as a Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives.