April 6, 2017
(Washington, D.C.) – The General Contractors Association of New York (GCA) has joined the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC), a diverse group of businesses and community stakeholders brought together to realize the Northeast Corridor’s potential by advocating for federal infrastructure investment.
“For over a century, GCA members have helped build the infrastructure that keeps New York and the Northeast Corridor moving,” said Denise Richardson, Executive Director of the General Contractors Association of New York. “The Northeast Corridor is critical for the national economy, and it must be brought to a state of good repair. We are pleased to join CNEC’s efforts and believe that it’s essential for business and community stakeholders to band together and to advocate for sustained federal investment across the Corridor.”
“No one better understands the enormous state-of-good-repair challenges on the Northeast Corridor than the General Contractors of New York,” added Steve Morrison of Siemens, President of CNEC. “The Coalition for the Northeast Corridor welcomes their voice to the discussion about critical investments in Northeast passenger rail infrastructure and the region’s economic future.”
GCA’s membership is one of several recent additions to CNEC, reflecting a growing interest across the Corridor’s business and stakeholder communities in supporting its mission. Since CNEC’s launch last November, the following members have joined: the General Contractors Association of New York, the Regional Plan Association, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, and the Johns Hopkins University.
The Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC) is a multi-stakeholder coalition formed to advocate for increased infrastructure spending specifically on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. The coalition intends to protect the job-creators, investors, and communities that rely on a vibrant interstate and commuter rail system between Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. by informing and mobilizing stakeholders across the corridor, and by developing and advocating for solutions for the region’s growth. Members include Alstom, Drexel University, CH2M, the CEO Council for Growth, the Financial Services Roundtable, HDR, HNTB, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the General Contractors Association of New York, Parsons, Siemens, the Regional Plan Association, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, and the Johns Hopkins University.
About the General Contractors Association
The General Contractors Association represents the unionized heavy construction industry in New York City that constructs New York’s building foundations and public works infrastructure. Our 300 members employ 20,000 hardworking professional and trades workers across New York State. In addition to New York City, our employees come from 702 New York State zip codes, as far east as North Haven, as far north as Champlain and as far west as Chautauqua.