President Speaks In Westchester

About 250 elected officials, residents, and workers attended President Barack Obama’s address at the Washington Irving Boat Club in Westchester on Wednesday afternoon, where the President spoke about transportation and the construction of the New Tappan Zee Bridge. While urging Congress to put money towards the country’s infrastructure Obama used the 3.9 billion dollar project to rebuild the 58-year old bridge as an example, stating that getting permission to rebuild the crumbling bridge would normally have taken at least three years, this time it took only a year and a half and applying the same process to at least eleven other national projects is the government’s goal right now. Many credit the salvation of this project to Governor Andrew Cuomo who introduced the President. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is planning to run in the Republican spot for New York Governor, attended the conference and stated to reporters that the current Governor is holding back on telling the public the price of tolls for the new bridge and that the people deserve the information officials have before the election. Obama stated that without money in the infrastructure fund the country is at risk to lose 112,000 road and bridge projects and 5,600 transit projects, which could lead to the loss of about 700,000 jobs. The President’s address ended with him stating, “Rebuilding America shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”

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