Senator Marchione supports CHIPS funding increase for safer local roads

 

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2013


Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, (518) 455-2381; fitzpatr@nysenate.gov 

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR KATHLEEN A. MARCHIONE


(R,C-HALFMOON)



 


“Tonight, I was pleased to vote in support of the 2013-14 State Budget’s $75 million funding increase for the CHIPS Program.  This funding represents a 21 percent increase – the first in five years – that will help improve the quality and safety of our local roads.  Local roads matter and connect our communities with commerce and capital.  I want to recognize the year-round hard work of all our local Highway Superintendents and crews that ensure our roads and bridges are safe and well-maintained.  Tonight’s CHIPS funding increase will help them continue their important mission of keeping our roads safe for motorists.”