Transportation & Infrastructure
Locally-owned roads and bridges account for 87 percent of New York State’s 110,000 miles of roadways and 50 percent of the state’s 18,000 bridges. These locally owned and aging roads and bridges are deteriorating at a rapid rate as counties struggle to find adequate funding for their maintenance and replacement.
The ability for counties to create and maintain a safe and efficient infrastructure is necessary for trade, economic development and revitalization, job creation and retention, schools, agriculture, businesses, health and hospital facilities and emergency responders, as well as the general traveling public. This is why increased federal and state funding for local transportation needs is so vital, and why this issue has remained one of NYSAC's top priorities.
- Letter to Governor and Legislature: Enact supplemental capital bill that includes Emergency Winter Recovery funds to help counties maintain local roads and bridges (June 11, 2019)
- Letter to Governor and Legislature from NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways NYS County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) regarding Emergency Winter Recovery Funds (June 3, 2019)
- Data: CHIPS and PAVE NY Funding by County - Raw data
- NYS Budget Fact Sheet: Bank Settlement Funds and Infrastructure
- Allocating NY's Billions in Bank Settlements