President Obama to talk transportation project funding at the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown Wednesday

President Barack Obama will be visiting Westchester this week to talk infrastructure and transportation funding. In his speech, Obama will urge Congress to figure out

Obama will speak at the Tappan Zee Bridge

Obama will speak at the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown on Wednesday. (Credit: News 12)

TARRYTOWN - President Barack Obama will be visiting Westchester this week to talk infrastructure and transportation funding.

Obama will be speaking at the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown Wednesday, the same day New York Republicans are kicking off their convention to support Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in his run for governor.

The new Tappan Zee Bridge has secured $1.6 billion in funding, but funding for future projects will run out at the end of the summer. In his speech, Obama will urge Congress to figure out how to fund future transportation projects, or risk losing thousands of construction jobs nationwide.

"Our roads, our bridges, our highways are in terrible disrepair, so I'm pleased that the president is coming here," says Rep. Nita Lowey (D-17th District).

If Congress can't make a decision on funding, thousands of pending transportation projects could be halted.

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