A Streamlined Manner To Construct Tasks Runs Into The Big Apple Politics

At their urging, the Senate and State Assembly are considering a proposal to allow the design-build approach for eight city projects.
In 2016, state transportation agencies reported more than 1,300 design-build projects, compared with 140 in 2002, according to the Design-Build Institute of America, an industry group.
But the State Senate may be tougher, since Mr. de Blasio has strained relations with Republican Senate leaders after working unsuccessfully to end their majority in 2014.
“Governor Cuomo is the single biggest proponent of expanding design-build in New York State because it has consistently saved time and taxpayer money on major infrastructure projects,” Mr. Weinstein said.
A spokesman for Senate leaders did not respond to inquiries.

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