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Groups ask for equal upstate transportation funding

Nov 05, 2015 12:03 am
Matthew Hamilton in Capitol Confidential reports that a coalition of business, labor, education, and other upstate groups are unifying together to demand the equitable funding for upstate transportation. On Nov. 4, 46 groups sent a letter to Cuomo calling for a more funding from the state Department of Transportation. “A fully funded 5-year capital plan for the New York State Department of Transportation will be a significant step toward rebuilding and modernizing New York’s state and local transportation infrastructure, creating jobs and sustaining economic development,” the group's wrote to Cuomo. “For each $1 billion invested in infrastructure, some 28,000 jobs are created or supported. The entire system of roads and bridges requires a long-term commitment to ensure that the needs of our ailing infrastructure are met.”

Cuomo Transportatino Funding Parity Letter