EVENT: Regional Transportation & Infrastructure Forum
Community, Business & Labor Leaders
Regional Elected Officials
Friday, March 4th, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
T.Y. Lin, M&T Bank Corporate Place
255 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
As we enter the 2016 NYS Budget season this is an important time for our community to advocate for our infrastructure needs. The Governor's Budget proposal calls for $22 billion in Capital DOT Funding and $26.1 Billion in downstate MTA Capital funding. We applaud the Governor and the Legislature as this is a good start, however, as we review the details of these massive spending plans we must work with our elected officials to create a fair and equitable budget for this upcoming fiscal year.
Our region is in great need of infrastructure improvements. The Rochester & Genesee Valley region is ranked as the 5th worst mid-sized city IN THE NATION for our number of deficient bridges. (Structurally deficient bridges are those that require significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement).
Please join us as we review our options and bring our community together to discuss the state of our infrastructure, and to unite in our call for action with our New York State delegation.