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Mar 16, 2010 2:58 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East End towns receive highway grants

Mar 16, 2010 2:58 PM

The federal government has granted thousands of dollars to municipalities on the East End for road work and traffic safety projects, State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has announced.

Distributed by Governor David Paterson’s Traffic Safety Committee, the federally funded grants are to be used to promote highway and traffic safety by supporting projects and programs that have been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and are aimed at the “four E”s of highway safety: education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation.

The programs for which the grants were awarded include Buckle-Up New York (BUNY), Child Passenger Safety (CPS), Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEP), which target traffic safety issues such as speed, aggressive driving and running red lights in high crash corridors, and agency programs that cover additional highway safety through education, enforcement, engineering, training or technology.

Local recipients include:

The East Hampton Town Police Department, which received a $5,000 CPS grant, a $5,520 BUNY grant and $7,650 STEP grant.

The East Hampton Village Police Department, which was awarded a $5,000 CPS grant, an $8,500 STEP grant and a $12,325 BUNY grant.

The Sag Harbor Village Police Department, which got a $6,000 grant for BUNY.

The Southampton Town Police Department, which received two $14,940 grants, one for BUNY and one for STEP.

The Southampton Village Police Department, which was awarded a $4,500 STEP grant, a $4,710 CPS grant and a $6,300 BUNY grant.

The Westhampton Beach Village Police Department, which received a $3,800 grant for BUNY.

The Quogue Village Police Department, which received a $3,500 CPS grant, a $4,888 STEP grant and a $8,550 BUNY grant.

The South Fork Community Health Initiative, which received $9,390 for CPS and a $51,760 grant for highway safety.

In a press release issued by Mr. Thiele, he said the programs the grants will fund are crucial and they will “further promote and ensure the safety of motorists on our local roadways.”

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Another stupid waste of money. How about repaving our roads??? State roads Fred, like montauk Highway. I would love to see an itemized account of exactly where this money goese it goes to these PD's. Fred, your ridiculous press releases are getting too much...Looks like it is time to go!
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 23, 10 7:37 PM
Correction...It should read " I would love to see an itemized account of exactly where this money goes once it goes to these PD's". It is still time to go Fred!
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 23, 10 8:05 PM