New Jersey infrastructure group sets eyes on New York
This article originally appeared on POLITICO, written by Marie J. French and David Giambusso
ALBANY — A New Jersey advocacy group that backed a successful increase of the state’s gas tax is planning an expansion into parts of New York to push for all types of infrastructure spending from transportation to water to energy.
The Road to Repair campaign, backed by the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825, wants to increase public awareness around the need for infrastructure investment, said Greg Lalevee, chairman of the group. The group will focus on Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, where the labor-management group already has members.
“We’re advocating for all kinds of infrastructure — roads, bridges, highways, power development, water infrastructure, gas infrastructure, power generation — pretty much everything,” Lalevee said. “A lot of this is to build public awareness; I don’t think the education is really done.”