Cuomo, Schumer Say Federal Transportation Bill Good for NY

ALBANY (AP) -

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday that the federal transportation bill passed the day before includes more than $16 billion for bridges, highways and transit systems around New York.

Cuomo called the five-year plan “tremendous” news for the state and contains significant investments both for upstate and downstate. Schumer says the bill is the result of years of work and prevents drastic cuts that would have reduced investments in state infrastructure.

The $305 billion, 1,300-page bill also contains some provisions that Schumer worked to include, such as a new rule requiring car rental companies to repair vehicles that are subject to recalls before renting them out.