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Livingston County Superintendent Received State Recognition

Livingston County Highway Superintendent Don Higgins was presented with the Public Works Leader of the Year Award from the New York state Chapter of the American Public Works Association. 

Congratulations, Don -- an honor well deserved!  Instead of individually accepting this recognition, Don used this opportunity to share his award with other New York state highway superintendents who go beyond their job duties. His acceptance speech concluded with recognition and the presentation of a Patriot Guard Rider plaque to Tim Hens, Genesee County, on behalf of his grandfather, a WWII Army captain who passed away this past March. But Don didn't pull off this surprise alone. Don created a secret plan with Tim's wife, Eve, who is also an Air Force Academy graduate, and arranged for a group of Patriot Guard Riders to be present with flags to read and present the PGR plaque to Tim. After his grandfather's death, the family did not arrange for military honors, so in front of the entire APWA audience, Don simulated a PGR ceremony recognizing Robert James Joslyn for his service. Read More >>

Patching, Repair Work Begins on Allegany County Roads

Road crews are already at work on road projects to ease travel around Allegany County. Paving was underway this week to repair winter road damage along Allegany County Road 15A near Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn, announced Public Works Superintendent Guy R. James during Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting of the Allegany County Legislature. He said the road will also receive surface treatment early in June, while 30 more miles of repaving will continue later in the summer. Read More >>

What Will a New Airport Do For Tompkins County's Economy?

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will be receiving $14.2 million in state funds to upgrade the facility from a small, regional waystop into one that can field international passengers, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an announcement at the facility on Thursday. In addition to the upgrades, the Governor also announced that the New York State Department of Transportation facility – a long-time eyesore along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail – will be relocated up to the expanded facility, capping off 20 years of local efforts to free up the waterfront for commercial and residential development. Read More >>

Highway Superintendents: Stagnant State Funding Hurts County Roads

The Twin Counties saw stagnant funding for local highway projects in this year’s state budget, making maintaining crumbling infrastructure tough for county highway officials. As summer — road work season — slowly begins, county highway departments are setting up plans to fix local roads within their tight budgets. Columbia County received the same amount of funding from state infrastructure aid programs, including the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPs, and the PAVE NY program. These are reimbursement programs, so municipalities must spend money on projects out of their budgets, but are reimbursed by the state for the expenses. Read More >>

National News

Infrastructure Industry Must Embrace Efficiency, Innovation

While we hope for fast resolution of political debates on transportation infrastructure funding, U.S. highways remain overloaded with traffic that wastes time and fuel and slows commerce, and limits growth. Whatever your politics, two things are certain: road construction can’t wait, and we must learn to do more with what we have right now. The key is increased focus on efficiency, on the application of existing, proven innovations, and on optimizing decisions for total, lifetime cost of ownership. Read More >>

More Than $8.6M in Highway Improvements Coming to Maine

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Maine more than $8.6 million to improve highway infrastructure in the state. The money is coming via the Federal Highway Administration. Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the increase was included in the fiscal 2018 federal funding bill. The Maine Department of Transportation has also been making investments in infrastructure in the state. The agency announced in March that it was awarding more than $10.8 million to replace three bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties that are structurally deficient or otherwise in need of repairs. Read More >>

International News

Congestion-Busting and Life-Saving Infrastructure Spending to Be Revealed

More details have emerged about what will be in Australia's federal budget, with billions of dollars earmarked for roads and rail over the next decade and a small tax cut hinted from July this year. A $24 billion infrastructure package will deliver funding for key road and rail projects that the Government hopes will "bust congestion" and reduce the road toll. Read More >>

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NYSCHSA Business Meeting & CEC Training Program, June 5, 2018

The New York State County Highway Superintendents' annual gathering during the Cornell Highway School is held each June in the Campus Center of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. This annual program starts off with a Superintendents Business Meeting, followed by an Education Session. The Continuing Education Consortium (CEC) typically hosts a one (1) PDH program, followed by an association reception and luncheon for all.  

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