Gov. David Paterson wants to entice private companies to partner with the state to rebuild the Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens and to repair the Gowanus Expressway.
Under the plan unveiled yesterday, Paterson said the state can consolidate the many public works projects across the state under one or a few companies.
The private firms would earn money through ongoing state payments, while the public would pass along the burden of building and maintaining the projects.
So far, the state has identified 27 projects it hopes to farm out to private firms.
Besides the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Gowanus Expressway, there are plans to build wind farms off the shores of Long Island and provide affordable Internet service across the state through the partnerships.
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