SOURCE: Long Island Contractors Association

January 14, 2011 11:08 ET

Statement From Long Island Contractors' Association Executive Director, Marc Herbst

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwire - January 14, 2011) - Joan McDonald is a seasoned transportation professional who has been part of the governmental process, one who appreciates the traditional give and take of Albany politics and is a respected administrator -- exactly the person who needs to assume the office of Commissioner of New York State Transportation. 

LICA commends the Governor's choice as it is consistent with his promise to combine vision with pragmatic professionalism. New York's future is dependent on job growth and a rebuilt economy. That future can only arrive on a public infrastructure that is fully funded and presided over by people like Ms. McDonald. We hope the approval process for her nomination is prompt, thorough and insightful so that New York's roads and rails get the priority they so desperately need.

LICA represents the interests of over a hundred of Long Island's region's premier heavy construction general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry supporters. Focused primarily in the transportation infrastructure construction industry, such as highways, bridges, sewers and other public works, LICA's member companies play a significant role in the economic vitality of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Marc Herbst

    Long Island Contractors' Association
    150 Motor Parkway, Suite 307
    Hauppauge, New York 11788
    (631) 231-LICA