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10/29/2019   - Transportation Chair Visits North Country

The Press-Republican Reports on the NYS Assembly Transportation Chair's visit to the North Country.

PLATTSBURGH — The New York State Assembly Transportation Committee chair was in town and said all New Yorkers should get behind the wheel of green transportation.

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) and the North Country Chamber of Commerce took the chair, Assemblyman William Magnarelli (D-Syracuse), on a tour of the local Bombardier and Nova Bus plants. 

In his first visit to the region, Magnarelli said the North Country was as progressive as any New York region when prepping for clean energy technologies. 


"We're trying to push the envelope on a lot of things and I think it's a lot of things that are important," Magnarelli said at a press conference following his tour.

"Maybe not to me and to my generation as much, but definitely important to my children and definitely my grandchildren," he said. "If you care about your grandchildren, you've got to take this thing seriously.

"I think that Bombardier and that Nova Bus — they are. Sure, they have a profit that they have to make at the bottom of it, but they also know what's coming and they're trying to stay ahead of the curve." 

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