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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues, including proposing to “supercharge” the state’s economy by accelerating overdue infrastructure programs, such as a project for a new Penn Station. Cuomo said the The federal government can help stimulate the economy, citing a “supercharging” reopening path based on tackling infrastructure projects. The governor mentioned that the need to upgrade and improve infrastructure is not a new concept. However, the low volume of people traveling, as well as the need for jobs, shows that the pandemic is the right time to start these projects, Cuomo said

NEW YORK – Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues, including proposing to “supercharge” the state’s economy by accelerating overdue infrastructure programs, as a project for a new Penn Station.

The governor said it is time to turn the page completely in the battle against the coronavirus. Cuomo has switched to a two-way plan: one is to monitor regional reopens. Cuomo also said the federal government can help stimulate the economy, citing a “supercharging” reopening path based on tackling infrastructure projects. However, you need funding from the federal government to do it.

“This country has done it in the past where we have participated in important public works that improved the nation and when we did, we stimulated the economy. Look at all the great things this nation did: build the Hoover Dam, the Lincoln Tunnel, all of these magnificent public improvements that made the nation a nation and created thousands of jobs at the same time, “Cuomo said during his coronavirus briefing on Tuesday.

The Governor mentioned that the need to update and improve infrastructure is not a new concept. However, the low volume of people traveling, as well as the need for jobs, shows that the pandemic is the right time to start these projects, Cuomo said.

“Everyone has been talking about the need for major infrastructure in this nation, every president: Democrat, Republican,” Cuomo said, adding: “If there is ever a time to take on this backlogged need for major infrastructure construction, now is the There is no better time to build than right now. We need to restart the economy, we need to create jobs, and we must renew and repair the economy and infrastructure of this country. “

Cuomo said “New York will lead the way” as it seeks to accelerate its large infrastructure projects. The projects include:

The Empire Station project would bring a new Penn Station to New York City. “Is [un proyecto] very late. That station has been torturing people for far too long. Let’s accelerate the Empire Penn project now while passenger numbers are low and when we need the jobs, “Cuomo said. LaGuardia AirTrain project It would connect the airport to the city center. “New York City is one of the few major cities that does not have trains from the airport to the central city,” said the governor, adding that since the number of passengers and the number of flights are low, it would be time to launch the project. The project of Cross-Hudson Tunnels I would create new tunnels for Amtrak as the ones in use are old and in good condition. “Yes [los túneles] they become a problem, they would literally stop Amtrak’s journey to the entire northeast, “Cuomo said.

The governor also said he would also seek to start projects that “we’ve been talking about for a long time,” such as increasing low-cost renewable energy for the state and production in the north of the state by building a new state transverse power cables.

“I’m going to go to Washington tomorrow to talk about various things, but this is one of the things I want to talk to the president about. Do you want to restart the economy? Do you want to reopen the economy? Let’s be creative. Let’s do it quickly. Let’s put it back Americans to work. Let’s improve America, “Cuomo said.

“You have an infrastructure that is crumbling, you need to restart the economy, we need to create jobs. Do it now.”

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