Congressman Al Green Proud to Have Played Role in Securing Funding for the Completion of the Buffalo Bayou Path: Smith Street/Travis Street Link
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/27/2016, 5:13 p.m.
(Houston, TX)—Congressman Al Green (TX-09) is proud to have played a role in securing the funding for the completion of the Buffalo Bayou Path: Smith Street/Travis Street Link. This project is the second of six Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant-funded projects currently under construction in Houston. The project connects bayou bank pathways for hiking, biking, and jogging. Congressman Al Green helped secure the $15 million TIGER grant funding in 2012 to make this project and others possible.
“This trail provides those who visit our world-class facilities an opportunity to appreciate our world-class public spaces. It is not enough to have great arts facilities, educational facilities, sports venues, airports, transportation systems, and hospitals; we must also have a world-class livable and functional outdoor environment to complement our other world-class assets which make Houston a world leader,” Congressman Al Green said. “Additionally, expansion of our hiking, biking, and jogging trails will not only contribute to Houston’s physical well-being but also to its mental well-being as good physical health helps to engender good mental health.”