ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice to head the state Department of Transportation is scheduled to go before lawmakers in Albany.

DOT commissioner nominee Joan McDonald will discuss transportation funding and infrastructure issues during Monday's joint legislative budget hearing.

McDonald comes to New York from Connecticut, where she served as commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development. Prior to moving to Connecticut she held transportation executive positions in public agencies in New York City.

Cuomo has said the state's transportation infrastructure requires investment despite tough fiscal times. In November, state comptroller's office said more than 40 percent of New York's roads and bridges are considered substandard or obsolete despite $63 billion spent on infrastructure over the past decade.

McDonald is serving as DOT's acting commissioner. Her nomination requires confirmation by the Senate.