New York Governor believes significant infrastructure projects will help restart the economy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would travel to Washington on Wednesday to meet with President Donald Trump and discuss significant infrastructure investments as a way to restart the American economy, which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
During a daily briefing on Tuesday, Cuomo also said that he plans to accelerate major construction projects in his state, including the modernization of LaGuardia Airport and the renovation of Penn Station in New York.
The Democratic governor, who has repeatedly engaged in discussions with Trump about the Federal government’s response to the pandemic, said that during the meeting with the President, he would promote the idea of major infrastructure investments. According to Cuomo, past presidents have not fulfilled promises to modernize bridges, highways, and Railways in the United States.
“This is one of the topics that I want to discuss with the President. If you want to restart the economy, open up the economy, let’s find a creative solution and do it quickly, get Americans back to work,” Cuomo said.
He did not specify other details about the upcoming meeting with Trump, who both before and after the start of the pandemic, expressed support for infrastructure investment.
The Governor also said that New York would invest in renewable energy and encourage renewable energy production in the Northern part of the state to provide it to the more energy-intensive regions of the southern part of the country, including New York City.
“As they say in Queens, you need to fix the roof when the sun is shining,” Cuomo said. – This kind of work should be done when jobs are needed, and there are not enough of them, and New York is ready to set an example.”