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New York to Remove Highway Signs After Feds Threaten to Pull $14M

The administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will remove and replace hundreds of “I love NY” tourism signs along New York’s highways after officials in Washington said the state would lose $14 million in federal funding if they weren’t removed. State officials announced Friday evening that they will install new signs this summer and will consult with the federal government on the designs. They stopped short of admitting defeat in the fight with federal officials, however, saying new signs are needed anyway for a new tourism campaign. Read More >> 

Canton Receives State Brownfield Grant

The town of Canton, in partnership with the village of Canton, was one of 13 communities from across New York state to be awarded a Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program (BOAP) grant. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon with Canton receiving $176,000 in state funding, money earmarked for use in an approximate 73-acre area with 27 potential sites and nine vacant or underutilized sites along the Grasse River and within the village’s historic downtown district. Read More >>

County Looks to Purchase Tandem Truck

The Fulton County Highways and Facilities Department wants to buy a $156,000 tandem truck through another county’s bid process because it isn’t available through state contract. Department Superintendent Mark Yost said this past Monday in this case, the usual state Office of General Services bidding process won’t apply. “Tandem trailers are not currently available by New York state OGS contracts,” he said. Read More >>
 


National News

Congressional Republicans Pledge Infrastructure Plan

Transportation infrastructure has become an increasingly important issue around the country as interstate shipping continues to grow. Many of the retreat attendees noticed the steady truck traffic on Interstate 81 heading into Greenbrier. “If you look at night it looks like a railway,” he said of the highway, “because all you can see is trucks, thousands and thousands of trucks.” Read More >>

 


International News

Czech Road Plans Call For Major Contruction 

In a bid to speed up the highway construction process in the Czech Republic, the Transport Ministry is setting out a new process that could reduce delays. The proposals would allow the state to carry out land surveys and carry out some minor preliminary works, without permission from the owner of the land as this is used in Germany at present. If accepted, the new process would only be utilised for major capital projects however. Read More >>
 


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