Rebuild New York calls for repairs to upstate infrastructure

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York’s aging roads and bridges have caught the attention of a broad-based upstate coalition.

The Rebuild New York group gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to put pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to provide $8.3 billion over five years for upstate infrastructure needs.

“There used to be parity between investment in capital spending on transit and roads and bridges,” Mike Elmendorf of Rebuild New York said. “It worked that way for a couple of decades until 2009-2010 when parity was lost. Since then we’ve spent about $6 billion dollars more on transit than we have on roads and bridges.”

Rebuild New York said 6,000 bridges and 60 percent of New York’s roads are in need of repair.

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