Joined by a number of local highway superintendents, Senator Joseph Griffo is calling on Governor Cuomo to make sure upstate New York receives an equal share of state funding to address transportation infrastructure.

Griffo says it's time that the crumbling roads and bridges of upstate communities receive funding for repairs and maintenance on equal terms as those downstate.

He points to the recent agreement to provide $8.3 billion to the MTA in New York City as an example.

Griffo says one way to ensure equal funding is to make sure the state's $750 million Dedicated Bridge Fund is used strictly for the highway, bridge and road projects that it was intended for.  He also says the need for a Transportation Bond Act should be considered.

Griffo says he hopes the Governor will announce plans to direct more funding upstate when he announces his budget in January.