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Construction Industry Council Urges NY State to Fix Roads, Bridges with Blend of New Funding Streams

A leading business trade organization in the Hudson Valley is calling on New York State lawmakers to increase expenditures on much-needed infrastructure improvements as well as fund more than a dozen major projects throughout the state. "The potential for New York State's future growth and economic well-being is tied to the investment we make today in our transportation infrastructure," wrote John J. Cooney, Jr., executive director of The Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc., headquartered in Tarrytown. Read More >>

State Faces Demands for Roads and Bridges

Town and county highway superintendents are calling for a massive infusion of state dollars to repair or replace bridges and roads, noting project costs are skyrocketing due to climate change and years of inadequate funding. “With climate changes and the new design changes for the bridges and culverts we’re replacing, the sizes of these structures have increased dramatically,” said Dennis Davis, president of the New York State Association of County Highway Superintendents. Davis said the cost of bridge replacement projects, in some instances, has soared by as much as 75%. “It is something that is continuing to put more pressure on our programs and require more funding,” he said. Davis and Joel Kie, president of the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, are urging lawmakers to ensure the next state budget includes a $150 million increase in the stream of state funding known as the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). Read More >>


National News

USDOT Provides Loan for Hampton Roads Infrastructure Work in Virginia

Virginia’s Hampton Roads region will benefit from as much as $502.9 million in Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan funds, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Read More >>

South Carolina Gas Tax Increase Creating Jobs, Paying for Road Projects

In 2017, the South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to increase the state gas tax by 12 cents by phasing in the increase at two cents per year for six years, and the state is already seeing the benefits for transportation infrastructure. The state's Roads Bill of 2017 was the first time in 30 years that the SCDOT (SCDOT) had been provided with an increased and sustainable revenue stream. Read More >>

 


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