“Businesses large and small in the Southern Tier utilize efficient freight rail connections to reach markets across the U.S. and beyond. As we continue to grow our local economy, I am confident freight rail will be a strong partner—investing in the infrastructure that helps moves us.”

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2004. She serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee and is a member of the Transportation Committee. Prior to her election to the Assembly she served in several capacities, including as a member of the Broome County Legislature, a community mental health educator, and a faculty member at Binghamton University.

Originally from Staten Island, Lupardo graduated from Wagner College. She moved to the Southern Tier region in 1976 to attend graduate school and State University of New York at Binghamton earning a master’s degree.


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