Federal funding allotted to city to help ease congestion on Brooklyn roads

Brooklyn traffic may start to clear up thanks to a transportation bill passed by Congress.

The bill allocates $71 million for traffic related projects citywide, including clearing the congestion commuters on Nostrand Avenue and Church Avenue have been stuck with. Since cars are not the only method to get around, pedestrian and bike paths will also benefit.

In an effort to improve traffic as well as the atmosphere, officials plan to buy city vehicles that run on alternative fuel and work on reducing pollution around schools.

City officials say they will seek public input on how they plan to spend the money.

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