Next week, Albany leaders will head to Washington D.C. to meet with policy makers.
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, City Manager Sharon Subadan, and other community leaders will have a busy couple of days in D.C. as they meet with different agencies.
Subadan will get a head start to D.C. to maximize her time in our nation's capital.
During the visit, city leaders hope to learn more about the funds available to pay for a proposed transportation hub.
Leaders have already been denied twice for the money needed to pay for the Albany Transportation Center through a "TIGER" grant, a highly competitive federal transportation grant.
In Washington, Subadan hopes to learn more about how to make the city's grant applications stronger.
City officials hope to also discuss the recovery process of the January storms. By traveling to Washington, city officials hope to keep Albany and its recovery process on the minds of our federal leaders.
"There's nothing like that face-to-face interaction, meeting people in person. They hear our plight and hear about some of our challenges here," Subadan said.
While in Washington, leaders will also meet with Pentagon officials to talk about the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base.