The race is on to lobby lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the state Department of Transportation’s next five-year capital plan. A coalition of construction and business groups called Rebuild New York Now is pushing for more funding of local transportation infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on small projects to fix issues with roads and bridges.
This effort includes an ad campaign to highlight the potential economic benefits of increased spending at the local level. While much of this effort has focused on western New York, Long Island is also looking to get its share of new funding in the upcoming capital plan. A new report commissioned by the Long Island Contractors’ Association found that four out of five roads on the island needs to be repaired.
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