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A Piece of the Old Portage Viaduct to Live on in Wyoming County

if it weren’t for the efforts of Wyoming County Historian Cindy Amrhein, Sen. Patrick Gallivan and members of the Wyoming County Highway Department, a parcel of the famed steel structure that used to span the mighty Genesee in Letchworth State Park may never have made it home. Read More >>

County to Sell Tractor to City of Johnstown

Department Superintendent Mark Yost recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee the city was the only bidder for a piece of county equipment. He said the city of Johnstown bid $7,800. “I think it’s going to be delivered [soon],” Yost said. The city is purchasing a 1999 International tandem tractor from the county. Johnstown submitted the sole bid after the county sent the local bid to town highway and city departments of public works to determine interest. Read More >>

New York's Infrastructure Ranking

A recent study ranking the worst state infrastructures in the country has been released, and New York is on a rocky road. CNBC's study says New York has the seventh worst infrastructure in the United States.  The website tagged the state with a D grade after putting up a score of 158 out of a possible 400 points. Read More >>

National News

Where the Rubber Meets the Rail

Rail-highway crossings present a special set of safety challenges for transportation professionals. Due to their vastly different mass and maneuverability, motor vehicles and trains have very different operational characteristics. Quite often, an inattentive driver who makes a mistake at an intersection is saved by the quick evasive actions of other drivers. Grade crossings offer far fewer crash-avoidance possibilities. According to an inventory compiled by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in 2017 there were more than 130,000 at-grade railroad crossings on public streets and highways in the U.S. Read More >>

Infrastructure Work Planned for Texas Highway

Grayson County Commissioners moved one step closer to issuing $10 million in bonds Tuesday to help pay for nearly $170 million worth of infrastructure improvements. Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the publication of notice of intention to issue combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation. The last time Grayson County issued bonds for anything, County Judge Bill Magers said, was in 1994 for the expansion of the Grayson County Jail. Magers said the bond proposed Tuesday will pay for improvements to the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 82, as well as the four and a half mile gap from FM 1417 to Highway 82 (Texoma Parkway) that is not to interstate standards. He said it will also begin to address the FM 691 and FM 503 corridor in Denison. Read More >>

Association News

Join NYSCHSA members in a celebration for George Spanos upcoming retirement!
When: August 16, 2018 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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