The New York Building Congress (NYBC) is initiating a council aimed at strengthening advocacy work at state and federal levels to influence the allocation of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects across New York.
The newly established Infrastructure Action Council (IAC) will champion the appropriate use of the funds stemming from the federal infrastructure law passed in 2021.
The IAC’s primary focus will be on New York-centric issues, including Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Port Authority projects, streamlining environmental reviews, permitting processes, and workforce development.
The council will also advocate for the establishment of a new state program to facilitate affordable housing. NYBC President and CEO, Carlo A. Scissura, highlighted the IAC’s commitment to using the unspent billions from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to advance transformative projects across the state, thereby positioning the U.S. at the forefront of infrastructure innovation.
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