The recently enacted state budget includes $10.2 billion to support infrastructure and public transportation projects.

State Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblymen Anthony Brindisi and Brian Miller announced the funding today.

The new spending plan includes $478 million for the Consolidated Highway Improvement or CHIPS program.

Local governments will share in an additional $65 million in funding that will be distributed to cover costs associated with the recent extreme winter weather.

The budget also includes significant funding for upstate New York transit systems.

“For the benefit of all New York residents and visitors, we need to make sure that our roads, bridges and other infrastructure are in the best shape possible. These funds will allow us to rehabilitate and modernize our roads, highways and bridges and will improve the safety of motorists and their families as they travel throughout the state. Doing so also can help to drive economic opportunity in our region and throughout state,” said Griffo.

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