County calls for equal funding for upstate infrastructure

NORWICH – Finding it harder to maintain locally owned roads and bridges, the Chenango County Board of Supervisors has gotten behind an effort pump more money into upstate’s deteriorating infrastructure.

A resolution recently passed by the board calls on New York State to restore funding parity between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the State Department of Transportation. Board members argue that consistent funding between the two agencies would allow for upkeep of New York City’s transportation system without overlooking upstate municipalities.

“Federal money for highways is always a big deal to us because it means a lot of money, and the Governor has obligated a tremendous amount of resources and assets to Metropolitan Transit System in New York City, which probably needs it,” said Pharsalia Supervisor Dennis Brown. “But I want to make sure that we don’t get the short end of the stick more than usual.”

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