On Wednesday, New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “largest investment in upstate New York in history, promising a $22 billion investment in bridges and roads.
The governor will announce in an annual keynote address next week the timing of the investment and that $7 billion of spending will be on upstate regions.
This is the "largest investment in upstate New York in history. Period," Cuomo told a meeting of local leaders in Syracuse, a former industrial power house on the Great Lakes.”
The governor is promising “the largest construction program in modern history of the state. he announced a $1 billion plan to expand rail services in Long Island. The Governor is also dedicating $ 1 billion to reducing tolls on the New York Thruway. The New York Thruway is a highway that cuts across northern New York State from Albany to Buffalo.
Cuomo is also bringing forth a “toll protection program” which would freeze tolls until 2020, eliminating tolls on agricultural traffic, and would provide recurring users with a tax credit which would reimburse 50 percent of annual cost of use.
Cuomo is planning to make another announcement at the Pennsylvania train station in New York City late . It was reported by The Wall Street Journal that the announcement would be plans by Cuomo on renovating the building.