Governor Cuomo's Budget: $6 Billion for Sandy Recovery to MTA, Port Authority
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 05:48 PM
Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering more details on how he'd like to spend federal Sandy recovery funds -- even though Congress hasn't yet passed the legislation. When he unveiled his $142 billion budget Tuesday, Cuomo laid out how the state will allocate a hoped-for $30 billion in aid, including:
- $2 billion for replacement or mitigation of 2,000 miles of highway
- $6 billion for mitigation for MTA and Port Authority, including vent covers, tunnel bladders and pumping capacity to protect transit tunnels.
- $159 million for coastal mitigation – $34 million to repair Fire Island inlet and $125 for “soft barriers” like dunes on beaches
- $2 billion to harden energy utilities
Read Anna Sale's story at WNYC.
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