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  • Tackling New York’s Unfinished Infrastructure Business

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    Bridge construction (photo: Gov. Cuomo's office)

    As legislators return to Albany for the 2017 session, bolstering the state’s infrastructure clearly ranks high on their “to-do” list. While Governor Cuomo and the Legislature made vital investments last session with passage of the $27.1 billion transportation multi-year capital plan, there was also unfinished business which must be addressed this year to ensure those dollars will deliver the cost-effective results taxpayers expect.

    Despite bipartisan legislation

  • Despite Expectations, Design-Build for New York City Not Approved in Albany

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    a rendering of the New NY Bridge, via The Governor's Office

    It is bipartisan legislation that steadily built momentum since its introduction a year ago, gaining support from state legislators, New York City Hall, labor unions, good government groups, and the private sector along the way. But despite proponents’ expectations, the ...

  • Increasingly Popular, Design-Build for City Relies on Albany

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    New NY Bridge Construction (photo: New York State Transit Authority)

    Every day, approximately 140,000 vehicles travel an elevated stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that runs through Brooklyn Heights between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. In addition to being one of New York’s busiest roads, one