By Rich Lamb

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Federal stimulus funds were paving the way for smoother streets in the Big Apple.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb: Paving The Way To A Greener New York City

The New York City Department of Transportation started using 12 new electric screeds to fix potholes, paid for with $1.14 million in federal funds.

The screeds are aluminum devices that are attached to paving machines to spread and compact asphalt into smooth surfaces.

The new equipment replaces the old diesel-fueled machines, significantly reducing carbon emissions.

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