To the Editor:
New York is in determined need to have of federal infrastructure investment on a scale we haven’t found given that Eisenhower crafted the federal freeway system in the 1950s. At the very same time, the construction sector is nonetheless reeling from the impacts of the pandemic. Past calendar year, 67 % of building companies experienced delays or cancellations of big tasks and 40 % were pressured to lay off workers.
Fortunately, Washington is getting motion and our have New York elected officers are foremost. Thanks to the get the job done of Senate Greater part Leader Chuck Schumer, along with the assist of a bipartisan coalition that involves our possess member of Congress, Rep. John Katko, federal assist is on the way.
The Infrastructure Investment decision and Positions Act, signed into legislation by President Joe Biden this earlier 7 days, will make investments $1 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure. That will include rebuilding Interstate 81 in Syracuse, a job that will help bridge communities and revitalize downtown Syracuse although placing men and women of all ages in this article in Central New York back again to function.
We want to applaud this bipartisan team of leaders for exhibiting what is achievable when we roll up our sleeves and work together. The guys and females of the constructing trades are absolutely all set to do our portion.
Jim Mason | New Haven, N.Y.
Organization manager, Central New York
North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
Also in Viewpoint: Why I voted for the bipartisan physical infrastructure invoice (Guest Viewpoint by Rep. John Katko)