Last week, Tuesday, a coalition of business-backed groups and labor unions launched a television and digital ad campaign aimed at pushing for parity in upstate infrastructure and transportation spending.

Rebuild NY Now’s 30-second spot calls for an increase in infrastructure spending that is in line with the money being spent in the New York City region for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan, which saw an $8.3 billion increase from the state this year.

State transportation is expected to be one of the high profile issues facing lawmakers in the 2016 legislative session.