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Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) addresses journalists in Budapest on January 31, 2014. (Credit: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Calls For Gas Tax Hike For Infrastructure Upgrades

Connecticut and every other state in the nation is dealing with failing infrastructure – and no money to pay for repairs.

05/30/2014

A barge in the Hudson River for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 - May 16, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

President Obama To Visit Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Site To Tout Infrastructure Investment

The president will be in the Tri-State area on Wednesday as part of a push for more infrastructure spending.

05/12/2014

I-95 in Fairfield County, CT (file / credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Infrastructure To Get $1.8 Billion Facelift Through 2018

The improvements include finishing up replacement of the overhead wires on the Metro-North New Haven line in the Bridgeport area.

04/16/2014

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station (file/credit: Getty Images)

Amtrak Seeks To Reinvest Northeast Corridor Revenues Into Rail Line In New Budget

Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.

03/19/2014

LaGuardia Airport. (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: You’d Think LaGuardia Was In Some Third World Country

The vice president used the airport to highlight the need for greater investments into infrastructure nationwide.

02/06/2014

Mayor Bloomberg announces completion of Manhattan portion of Water Tunnel No. 3, one of the largest infrastructure projects in New York City history,
October 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/NYC Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Announces Completion Of Tunnel To Provide Water To All Of Manhattan

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.

10/16/2013

Secretary of Housing And Urban Development Shaun Donovan, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, August 19, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Presidential Task Force On Superstorm Sandy Issues Report

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.

08/19/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In Storms

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.

07/24/2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (C) meets with Conn. officials, July 22, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Gov. Dannel Malloy)

New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. Lawmakers

Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.

07/22/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference at Grand Central Terminal, July 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Hot Weather Upgrades To Mass Transit Systems

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.

07/21/2013

Cars on the highway and a train (file/credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

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.

11/26/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Economic Plan Includes Expanding Gambling, Tax Credits

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.

12/04/2011

A man walks past the IBM logo at the CeBIT technology fair - Hanover, Germany - Mar 5, 2009 - Photo: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

IBM Picked To Streamline NYC’s Tech. Infrastructure

The CITIServ project is expected to modernize and consolidate infrastructure technology across agencies.

01/31/2011

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (credit: CBS 2)

DiNapoli: Public-Private Deals Could Save Billions

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.

01/10/2011