Chaudhry spoke at a New York Building Congress event in Brooklyn. Much of his presentation focused on touting Cuomo s plan to invest $100 billion in state infrastructure. New York Building Congress President Carlo Scissura noted the national perspectives that will impact Gateway but praised the Cuomo administration for pushing forward several public projects.
We ll look forward to a lot of ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings in the coming years, he said
When asked by an audience member about an idea floated by nonprofit groups, including ReThink NYC, to transform Penn Station into a through station that would link to hubs outside of Manhattan, Chaudhry noted that the administration is always looking for those innovative creative ideas. But, he said, the ideas ultimately have to be politically and financially viable.
We re in the business of getting things done, he said.
When another audience member asked about his hopes for the new Port Authority Bus Terminal, Chaudhry mostly demurred. That project has been a flashpoint in the tensions between the governor, other New York politicians, and the New Jersey-appointed leaders at the Port Authority.
Something that everyone is happy with, Chadhry joked.
Tags: Andrew Cuomo, gateway, infrastructure, Politics
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