STAMFORD, Conn. — Mayor Michael Pavia is in Washington D.C. trying to secure federal funding for Stamford upgrades, a news release from his office said.
He will be specifically looking for the Rail Bridge Upgrade, improvements to road corridors necessary for urban revitalization and for emergency egress from the Long Island Sound coastal area, the release said. The project is also critical to emergency preparedness for storm events affecting the waterfront area in the city, according to the release.
In addition to meeting with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Pavia also will meet with officials from the Federal Transit Administration, and Housing and Urban Development, the release said. The trip will conclude with a meeting at the White House with the deputy director of Intergovernmental Affairs,
This is the second time this year the mayor has gone to Washington D.C. on official business, He attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January.