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‘Some Real Positives’ for Cattaraugus County in New State Budget

As the $175.5 billion New York state budget passed over the weekend, Cattaraugus County Administrator Jack Searles mulled its impact on the county. By mid-afternoon on Monday, Searles had concluded that “there are some real positives” in the state budget. A new tax will support Aid and Initiatives to Municipalities (AIM) funding, Searles said.  Read More >>

Orleans County Names New Highway Superintendent​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

With the retirement of Gerald Gray in December, John Papponetti has stepped into his shoes as the new Orleans County highway superintendent. Papponetti was confirmed by the Orleans County Legislature on Wednesday. Chairwoman Lynne Johnson said he is also coming on as the Orleans County engineer. Read more >>

Building Infrastructure Must be a Top Priority

In 2011, the state DOT estimated that more than $175 billion would be necessary statewide between then and 2030 for maintenance of the system, and that didn’t include New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. What’s more, Ravitch said, “New York state faces a wave of deteriorating bridges in the coming years. Maintenance alone will consume an ever-growing percentage of resources, even apart from new capacity-expanding projects.”  Read More >>

National News

I-64 in Downtown Louisville Among ‘Freeways Without Futures,’ Report Says​​​​​​​

Interstate 64 in downtown Louisville is one of ten “freeways without futures” in the U.S., according to a national urban planning group that claims the route is prime for removal. Read More >>

Trucking Group Pushes Congress to Act on Infrastructure​​​​​​​

The American Trucking Associations has launched a new campaign with television and digital ads over the next two months to highlight the need for more infrastructure investment in roads and bridges nationally. Read More >>

Pothole Season: Road Maintenance a Priority for Spring​​​​​​​

From highways to city roads and parking lots, drivers are keeping a watchful eye out for potholes that could damage their vehicles. Potholes, like the one at Michigan Avenue and South Diamond Street that was recently repaired, where drivers say the hole was a perennial problem. Read More >>

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