We are talking about reconnecting upstate New York communities that have been historically cut off from their waterfronts in this weekend’s In Focus. JoDee Kenney spoke with Assemblymember Pat Fahy, a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, whose home district covers the city of Albany. Fahy said mistakes made in the second half of the 20th century led to an overbuilt I-787, and highways like it across the state, that divided neighborhoods and limited access to natural resources. Reimagining this highway corridor along the Hudson River, the assemblymember said, will also provide Albany additional connections with the Empire State Trail. Fahy said providing direct access to the riverfront will revitalize Albany by creating a walkable community.
You can watch the full interview with Assemblymember Pat Fahy in the video player above. And be sure to tune in for a look inside the biggest issues impacting upstate New York on In Focus with JoDee Kenney — every Sunday on Spectrum News 1.