Senator O’Mara and Young Grill the DOT Commissioner

January 21, 2016
ALBANY, NY – 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, questioned the head of the New York State Department of Transportation yesterday, at a joint public hearing to examine Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposals for transportation.

O’Mara questioned DOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll on several issues including, most prominently, whether the Cuomo plan achieves fairness between funding levels for upstate roads and bridges, and downstate mass transit. O’Mara stressed that while the governor has proposed approximately $22 billion for roads and bridges, funding for downstate mass transit through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been proposed at $26 billion.

Senator Young was also aggressive in her questioning, click here to read more on that.