Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.
Connecticut and every other state in the nation is dealing with failing infrastructure – and no money to pay for repairs.
The president will be in the Tri-State area on Wednesday as part of a push for more infrastructure spending.
The improvements include finishing up replacement of the overhead wires on the Metro-North New Haven line in the Bridgeport area.
Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.
The vice president used the airport to highlight the need for greater investments into infrastructure nationwide.
Speaking from inside the valve room of the water tunnel 20 stories beneath Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of the 8.5-mile Manhattan section of Water Tunnel No. 3.
The report released Monday by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force says coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending more now on protective measures could save money later.
The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.
Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.
In a press release, New York’s senior senator said last week’s heat wave highlighted the need to strengthen the equipment and make the transit systems more resilient.
Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.
Cuomo calls for “comprehensive reform of our tax code” to promote investment in jobs in New York. He doesn’t mention raising taxes or adjusting the tax code to raise taxes for wealthier New Yorkers.
The CITIServ project is expected to modernize and consolidate infrastructure technology across agencies.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns that New York’s expected use of partnerships with private companies to sell or lease state assets has many pitfalls.