Modernization efforts in Bronx continue as $110 million from the bipartisan infrastructure bill would go toward Hunts Point Produce Market, an important link in New York’s food supply chain that has been operating for almost 50 years. The package will be used to finance sustainable infrastructure projects in the facility which include solar panels for chilled warehouse space and installation of charging stations for electric cars.

New York Daily News reported:

Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), a Bronx progressive, celebrated the procurement of the cash, presenting it as a major moment in the modernization of New York’s northernmost borough.

“These funds will help increase food security, meet growing food demands, maintain and produce new good-paying jobs, reduce diesel emissions, and so much more,” Schumer said in a statement.

“Revitalization of the market will support food infrastructure while also creating union new jobs, reducing emissions, and increasing food security,” Torres crowed in the statement