infrastructure

8:04am

Tue March 3, 2015
Transportation

Syracuse once held a public vote on a major transportation decision

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 6:56 am

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A sharply divided city argues over whether to keep a major transit link running through downtown, or to route it around the outskirts of town.

It’s nearly the same debate going on today, but this was in the 1920s. Then, Syracuse was arguing over whether to build an elevated rail corridor through downtown, as Dennis Connors, curator of the Onondaga Historical Association explains.

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10:30am

Fri February 13, 2015
Energy

New York holds two meetings that sum up state's energy debate

Lawyers for several interested parties gathered in front of Judge James McClymonds during Thursday meeting on Seneca gas storage.
Credit Matt Richmond/WSKG News

 

New York State is in the middle of dramatic changes to its energy system. Anoverhaul of its electric grid is moving forward. And intense opposition meets every new infrastructure project proposed by the fossil fuel industry. Two public events in the Southern Tier yesterday illustrate the slow move toward a new energy system.

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9:14am

Tue February 10, 2015
Transportation

What could it look like without Interstate 81 cutting through Syracuse?

Originally published on Fri February 6, 2015 7:10 am

A concept drawing of what the current Interstate 81 corridor could look like if the highway is removed.
Rethink81

A group of architects and urban developers favoring the removal of the interstate through downtown Syracuse are out with a drawing of what the city could look like if the roadway was gone.

The group, ReThink 81, is making the argument that tearing down the elevated highway would make room for economic growth, where currently the roadway creates a gap in economic vitality between downtown and University Hill. The highway bisects those two neighborhoods.

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4:57pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Politics

Cuomo outlines infrastructure plans, says he'll take on State's "Education Industry"

Credit http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html

Governor Cuomo continued the roll out of his 2015 agenda Tuesday with details of an infrastructure plan that includes upgrading New York City region airports to providing broadband for upstate rural areas. The governor also offered clues to another key item- education, where he seems determined to take on the status quo.

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1:12pm

Fri November 14, 2014
Business

Paying for infrastructure by selling resources: New York NOW

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This is Cooper Lake. One of the largest bodies of water in the Catskill Mountains holding over a billion gallons and serving as the main source of drinking water for the nearby city of Kingston and some of the surrounding communities. Recently the lake has drawn attention from the California based Niagara bottling which would like to tap into this natural resource so they can package and sell the water all over the country.

Water Department Superintendent Judith Hansen explains the central question facing the Kingston’s Water Board.

Story begins at 16:11

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