- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer say the recently passed federal transportation bill includes more than $16 billion for bridges, highways and transit systems around the state.

Cuomo says Friday that the five-year plan is “tremendous” news for the state and contains significant investments both for upstate and downstate.

Schumer says the bill is the result of years of work and prevents drastic cuts that would have reduced investments in state infrastructure. The bill also contains some provisions that Schumer worked to include, such as a new rule requiring car rental companies to repair vehicles that are subject to recalls before giving them to customers.

Congress passed the $305 billion, 1,300-page measure Thursday.

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