Infrastructure funding

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Congressmember John Katko and other members of a bi-partisan coalition in the house appear to be making progress on an infrastructure plan.  Transportation officials in Central New York welcome the additional attention…and investment.

When the federal highway system was built more than 50 years ago, it was a top national priority.  Since then, though, it’s probably safe to say maintenance hasn’t seen that same level of attention. 

"We do a lot with the little that we have in terms of funding, and we could certainly used more."

John Smith / WAER News

The City of Syracuse’s longstanding infrastructure problems seem to be even more commonplace with water main breaks during the winter.  Members of the Rebuild New York Now coalition joined Mayor Stephanie Miner today to share similar concerns about the impacts of bad infrastructure on water quality or contamination.  She feels optimistic about Governor Cuomo’s pledge to spend a massive amount on infrastructure repairs.  Now she hopes state lawmakers will include those plans in the State Budget.