June 29, 2017

City Officials Plans to Use Design-Build for $1.9 B BQE Rehabilitation Stymied by State Legislature

In a move described by City officials as "a disgrace", the New York State Legislature didn't address Brooklyn's bid to use Design-Build for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway’s $1.9 billion rehabilitation. The Legislative session closed on Wednesday, June 21st with no action on the bill. On Friday, State Sen. Daniel Squadron expressed his frustration. "We could cut out years of headaches and millions of dollars if Albany got out of the way, he said. "It's another example of Albany inaction having real consequences — it's urgent we pass design-build as soon as the Legislature reconvenes." Read More to learn how this failure to act will impact the welfare of Brooklyn's infrastructure, budget, and its residents. Photo by Mary Frost, Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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