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Rebuild NY Now Continues Statewide Campaign For Parity In Hudson Valley

Rebuild New York Now is calling for funding parity for infrastructure across the state.
Rebuild New York Now is calling for funding parity for infrastructure across the state. Video Credit: Rebuild NY Now

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. -- Rebuild NY Now, a coalition seeking to raise public awareness about the issues impacting New York State's infrastructure, continued its campaign and call for parity on Monday, standing at a state bridge project in Dutchess County to call on the Legislature and governor to include funding parity for transportation projects.

Attendees included State Sen. Sue Serino, County Executive Marcus Molinari, local elected officials, members of organized labor, and private local businesses.

The coalition is working to receive funding parity between the capital plans of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) in the 2016-17 budget.

Mike Elmendorf, president and chief executive officer of Rebuild New York Now said, “A coalition unprecedented in its breadth and diversity has come together around this issue. Everyone from labor to Chambers of Commerce and elected officials from across New York have come together in the Hudson Valley today because our crumbling roads and bridges are in serious need of attention and, more importantly, are in serious need of a multibillion dollar capital commitment from the State.

Renewing a commitment to the historic parity agreement between roads and bridges and transit will not only create jobs and save New Yorkers money – but it will ensure the safety and well-being of Hudson Valley families.”

"An investment in our roads and bridges is an investment in our economy, in our safety, and in our future,” said Serino. “It’s unreasonable to ask taxpayers to continue to pay for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, while conditions of the roads and bridges they must travel on every day remain dangerously neglected. It is time for Governor Cuomo to make Upstate infrastructure a real priority.”

Rebuild NY Now Rebuild NY Now is a partnership of supporters seeking to raise public awareness about the issues impacting New York State’s infrastructure. The coalition actively engages federal and state elected officials to support public policies that promote safe roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and other vital infrastructure.

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