Stamford, CT - Stamford Mayor Michael A. Pavia met in Washington Wednesday with Connecticut congressional delegates and federal agencies in an effort to secure funding for improvements and upgrades for Stamford. The two day trip will close with a meeting at the White House with the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Throughout a tight schedule of meetings, Mayor Pavia will meet with Congressman Jim Himes, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, and officials from the Federal Transit Administration and Housing and Urban Development, to seek state and federal support for transit-oriented development, urban revitalization, health care access, and Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Improvements.
Resources would be used to complete key transportation infrastructure projects including the Rail Bridge Upgrade, improvements to road corridors necessary for urban revitalization and for emergency egress from the Long Island Sound coastal area. The 100-year old rail underpass and street upgrade project is also critical to emergency preparedness for hurricane and storm events that impact the south waterfront area of Stamford.