The Livingston Parish News » When the Great Flood of 2016 marks its first anniversary, lawyer Josh Palmintier would like to be sitting down with state officials, talking about the concrete barrier on Interstate 12. He wants the discussion to center on altering the barrier and improving drainage to avoid a repeat of the destructive flooding of Aug. 12, 2016.
CBS New York » Construction started about four years ago, but talk of replacing the 67-year-old bridge started about 20 years ago. While technically eight months behind the original schedule, Cuomo said the project is proof New York State can get big things done.
Reuters » New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called on the private sector to help improve New York City’s aging subway system, saying business and civic organizations could each contribute $250,000 to join a “partnership council” and clean up dirty, decrepit areas. He said firms including BlackRock, Estee Lauder and Blackstone already agreed to contribute the funds, and that companies could “adopt a station” to help fund cleaning, art or even wireless internet service for additional contributions up to $600,000.
The Valley Breeze » Officials from four towns in three states agreed this week to pursue a partnership with a Woonsocket-based investor for creation of a regional train service, a collaboration they say could bring in millions of dollars in grant money for infrastructure improvements, along with access to millions more in federal loans.