Governor outlines infrastructure plan in final State of the State installment

Governor outlines infrastructure plan in final State of the State installment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo talked about infrastructure in the fourth and final installment of his 2021 State of the State. (Source: WWNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - Improving New York’s infrastructure is a key part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prepare the state for a post-pandemic future.

“We are expanding our infrastructure plan to invest $306 billion in the future of New York,” he said during his State of the State address Thursday.

The plan, he says, includes new airports, roads, bridges, parks, and housing across the state, including large mass transit projects downstate.

He called it “the largest infrastructure plan in New York history” and “the largest, most ambitious plan of any state in the nation.”

Cuomo said now is a good time to invest because interest rates are low and New Yorkers are looking for work and it’s “when we can optimize the value of our investments.”

This was the last of Cuomo’s four State of the State addresses.

All week, he’s outlined ambitious plans to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, distribute vaccines, establish a public health corps, use infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy, and invest in green energy.

“We’ll establish New York as the leader of the global economy,” he said, “and we’ll do all these things simultaneously.”

Find out more about the State of the State on the governor’s website.

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