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    Editorial: Playing politics with tolls

    Gov. Cuomo’s budget would spend billions on the state’s transportation infrastructure.

    Coupling it with a giveback to favor Thruway users is an unnecessary political ploy.As so many municipalities and school districts struggle, hemmed in by the property tax cap and only modest increases in state aid,

    Con Ed battles over Second Avenue Subway Funding

    By David K. Li

    Con Edison, KeySpan and Brooklyn Union Gas are balking at state and MTA pressure to pony up millions of dollars for work on the Second Avenue Subway.

    The utility companies are already asking for rate hikes they believe are crucial to maintain an aging infrastructure — and they have no interest in shouldering the $375 million the MTA says is needed to move underground lines as it continues to build the long-awaited subway,

    73-Story Tower Would Be Brooklyn’s Tallest by far


    Scrutiny is about to begin of a proposal for the tallest tower in Brooklyn, one that would be impossible to ignore.

    Two developers have submitted plans in recent weeks for a 1,066-foot building in Downtown Brooklyn,

    Road funds off-balance

    Road funds off-balance


    WARSAW — The Department of Transportation knows the New York City subway is important — but that doesn’t stop the roads in upstate New York from crumbling.

    The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution passed calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo restore parity between the upstate and downstate budget.

    Region needs to invest in failing infrastructure

    A lot of vertical construction – factories, restaurants, hotels, lofts – is going on in the Queen City. But what about the horizontal structures – roads, bridges, storm drains, sewers? We depend on them every day.

    Take a closer look.

    As Roads Crumble, Infrastructure Spending Hits a 30-Year Low

    By Eric Pianin

    Last December Congress finally pushed through a $305 billion, five-year highway and transit bill after years of delay and neglect of the nation’s roads and infrastructure.

    However, despite the celebration by lawmakers and state and local officials who have long sought the increased spending,

    Rebuild NY Praises Senate’s Parity Push For Transportation

    The coalition of building and trades organizations that is seeking parity in the funding for Department of Transportation capital projects is praising the Senate-backed budget resolution that adds an additional $3.5 billion to the five-year capital plan.

    “The Senate has shown strong,

    REBNY report finds most fatalities occur at shorter building sites

    By Sally Goldenberg

    5:14 a.m. | Mar. 16, 2016

    With construction site safety an increasing source of controversy between developers and unions, the Real Estate Board of New York is releasing a study that shows most fatal accidents in New York City take place at job sites for buildings shorter than 10 stories.

    New York’s transportation hub gets massive $22 billion boost

    The New York City metro area took a giant step toward revitalizing its crumbling capacity-strained transport hubs on Thursday as a major bistate agency authorized up to $22 billion of spending on air, rail, and bus infrastructure.

    Officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,

    OSHA issues long-delayed silica rules

    By Tim Devaney

    Millions of construction and manufacturing workers will be protected from harmful silica dust under long-delayed rules from the Obama administration.

    The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Thursday it is cutting in half the level of silica workers can be exposed to on the job.