Just days before a public meeting about the replacement of I-81 through Syracuse, a closed door meeting was held today with local and State DOT Officials. Senator John DeFrancisco brought in engineering plans provided by his constituents. It calls for building a 1.2 mile tunnel with an overlapping boulevard.
Amtrak is getting $22 million of your state tax dollars…all to make sure the service continues and maybe improves. An agreement announced today has New York picking up a portion of the costs of four specific routes, with the federal government also subsidizing a share. Transportation Department Spokesperson Beau Duffy explains the support helps some of the busiest lines…and can perhaps lead to improvements.