Bishop: Red tape tying up LI building projects
Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Patchogue) held a forum Monday to help local leaders navigate through red tape to get federal funding for infrastructure projects.
More than $100 million has been approved for transportation projects on Long Island, but it hasn?t been used yet. Local governments say the process they have to go through for getting their hands on those funds is too lengthy and complicated.
Bishop says he hopes the infrastructure workshop will ensure the money set aside for Long Island is not wasted. He says he?s heard the complaints and is working on streamlining the bureaucratic process.