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Jul 24, 2014

Less algae, more swimming

Work has begun on the infrastructure needed to remove and relocate excess algae at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester. When the project is completed next month, officials expect to see additional open swimming days and improvement in the aesthetic appearance of the park, particularly in the swimming and pier areas. The project is being funded […]

Dec 3, 2012

City may borrow to begin projects sooner

Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards has submitted legislation to City Council that would accelerate major infrastructure and capital projects planned for future years, while taking advantage of historically low interest rates. The plan calls for the issuance of bonds totaling $29.2 million and using the funds over the next three years to accelerate necessary projects […]

Mar 28, 2012

Buffalo Waterfront Fund applications due Saturday

The Seneca Buffalo Creek Development Advisory Board is still accepting grant applications for $1 million in projects designed to boost infrastructure, landscaping, lighting and signage around a downtown Buffalo casino. The deadline is Saturday. Grants, which must impact an area of the waterfront the board members defined, will be evaluated for geographic, design and collaborative […]

Jul 11, 2011

Schumer pushes for grant to help Midtown project

The application looks good, but the competition is tough. To help narrow the odds, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is instituting “a full-court press” to assist the city in scoring a $2 million grant for infrastructure work for the Midtown Rising redevelopment project.

Apr 19, 2011

New York exploring public-private pacts on road repairs

The state is looking at private companies to help invest in infrastructure projects throughout the state. State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, is planning on introducing legislation that will allow the state to partner with private businesses to facilitate and fund new capital projects ...

Feb 8, 2011

Slaughter praises call for high-speed rail funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.

Dec 9, 2010

Rochester bike plan to be discussed

The City of Rochester will conduct a public meeting to discuss the Rochester Bicycle Master Plan project at 6 p.m., Dec. 13, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 116 South Ave.

Nov 30, 2010

Many roads, spans still ‘poor’ $63B later

ALBANY — New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state has spent $63 billion on transportation infrastructure projects over the past decade, yet more than 40 percent of its roads and bridges are considered substandard or obsolete.

Nov 18, 2010

Study: NY infrastructure woes threaten Northeast

ALBANY — New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch warned Thursday that the entire Northeast is threatened by rapidly deteriorating New York City bridges and that the state has "no credible strategy" to pay for already announced mega-projects.

Jul 1, 2010

New emphasis on smart growth

A recently passed piece of legislation could place more emphasis on concepts such as revitalizing downtowns, protecting natural resources and promoting mixed use development and public transportation when it comes to state-sponsored infrastructure projects.

Mar 8, 2010

Downtown employees’ opinions sought

The City of Rochester is asking Downtown employees to participate in a survey on parking and traffic patterns.

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