LEGISLATE VIRTUAL CONGRESS
IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
July 2, 2021
AS-006 The New York High-Speed Electric Train Act
A bill to construct a new train system to be built across the state and allow for faster transportation. This would further connect regions across the state, such as Long Island, New York City, and Upstate New York in a faster time frame.
Landon Bennett, Daniel Casey
July 2, 2021, 12:41:07 AM
Whereas many parts of the State are being crushed by the absence of jobs and tourism, the quickened transportation would enable new 24 hour train lines traveling all across the state. From Riverhead, located on Long Island, to New York City, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and end in Buffalo. This would be the beginning of a new era of train transportation in our state, and will enable neighboring states to participate in constuction as well. With a major urban development like New York City, in our state more than ever we need to allow multiple methods of transportation that would allow the fast travel of all persons in the state.
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With New York enabling this construction, it would help boost the economy after the devastation of COVID-19. This would enable new jobs, and would enable people to get back to work. With this construction task, we would attempt to produce over 75,000 jobs for the citizens of our state. This would also promote tourism to different parts of the state, such as the Fire Island Seashore and the Finger Lakes. We would also see an increase in revenue for the state with the travel to these parks.
The money we would seek to recieve is $100 billion. This would be for construction, workers pay, and other miscelaneous payments. This would be fully funded through taxes, but would also see funding from advertisements, and would eventually fund itself. The project is planned to take 25 years to complete. But with a heavy cost, we could use this to promote healthy enviroment strategies, such as solar panels on the top of the trains, and other mean of enviromentaly friendly tactics. Having a clean footprint would be benefitial during the times we face now, and would create a healthy start to the change in the way out state recieves its energy.