NYS Conference of Mayors discussing infrastructure in Cooperstown

More than 200 mayors and other municipal officials are gathering to discuss what they say is a rising crisis in transportation infrastructure funding.

Posted: May 6, 2019 11:31 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - More than 200 mayors and other municipal officials are gathering in upstate New York to discuss what they say is a rising crisis in transportation infrastructure funding.

The New York State Conference of Mayors is holding its annual meeting Sunday through Tuesday in the Otsego County village of Cooperstown.

About 250 officials plan to discuss issues facing their communities, with repairing local roads and bridges among the top items on the agenda.

The mayors' group is calling on state lawmakers in Albany to enact a supplemental capital budget to boost funding for infrastructure projects handled on the local level.

The group says the programs that aren't being adequately funded include the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, known as CHIPS, which hasn't seen an increase in seven years.

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