Among our team is the person who served two Governors as lead transportation advisor, overseeing roads and bridges, as well as mass transit. While a great deal of infrastructure funding flows from the federal government, the state Department of Transportation and NYS Thruway Authority manage the use of funds and letting of contracts. New York adopts transportation capital plans every five years with the most recent State Transportation Plan – the largest in state history – passed in 2016.
The $55 Billion State Transportation Plan includes:
- $21.1 billion to improve highways, bridges, rails, ports and airports across the state (DOT)
- $2.4 billion of this will support the Consolidated Local Streets and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS)
- $1 billion will assist local governments in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of local roads and bridges
- $28 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
- $6 billion for Thruway improvements
Brown & Weinraub provides information about funded projects and priorities, and keeps clients informed of contracting opportunities. Knowledge about state transportation priorities also informs our advice to clients pursing economic development projects and considering investments in regions across New York.