Buffalo Democratic Sen. Tim Kennedy last week took a tour of infrastructure projects around Long Island with the Long Island Contractors’ Association.

The trip was part of an effort by the group to shine a light on ongoing infrastructure projects in the state, with stops at construction and transportation areas.

“This is a critical time for Long Island. Next year the state will begin allocating funds for their capital plan. The Nassau-Suffolk region faces several challenges, most notably, that our transportation system is the most congested in the State of New York,” said Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association.

“Governor Cuomo has been a fierce advocate for Long Island and developing the state’s infrastructure needs. I am thrilled he has allies like Senator Kennedy in the legislature.”

Kennedy became Transportation Committee chairman earlier this year.

The group pointed to the heavy volume of traffic on Long Island, with more than 20 percent of all registered motor vehicles in the state located on Long Island.