New York State County Highway Superintendents Association News & Views
 
Check your inbox every week for the latest highway & bridge news from around New York State and the nation!

Click to view archived News & Views

State News

Listening to The Needs of Local Highway Departments

Whether transporting products for a small business, going to work or getting their kids to school, folks in the North Country depend on our local roads and bridges that get them where they need to go. That’s why this summer I’m touring our local highway departments to learn how the state can better serve their needs. Read More >>

Gov. Cuomo Announces $4.6 Million Project to Rehab Capital Region Bridges

Governor Cuomo announces a two-year $4.6 million project to rehabilitate six Capital Region bridges. It will improve driving conditions, enhance safety and extend the service life of these bridges in in Saratoga, Warren and Albany counties. "New York State continues to lead the way in building a 21st Century infrastructure that will promote economic growth and improve quality of life," said Governor Cuomo in a statement. Work being done includes resurfacing of the pavement approaches to the bridges and repairs to bridge decks, joints, concrete, and guiderails. Many people are pleased with the project. Read More >>


National News

Federal Inactivity Drives State Creativity With Infrastructure Funding

In the absence of a strong federal partner, states clamoring for infrastructure funds have taken financing measures into their own hands. Despite pleas for bipartisanship from lawmakers and trade association leaders during Infrastructure Week in mid-May, any prospect of a federal infrastructure package seems to have vanished. Talks between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders dissolved. Many lawmakers have shifted their attention to the upcoming presidential election, rather than the Highway Trust Fund expiration date, which precedes it by just a few weeks.  Read More >>

ARTBA Chairman Bob Alger Calls on Congress to Restore Highway Trust Fund

Congress needs to restore a federal highway account headed toward insolvency to provide funding certainty across the infrastructure construction sector, the leader of a national transportation advocacy group told lawmakers July 16. Addressing the transportation policy committee in the U.S. House, Bob Alger, chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, laid out an infrastructure funding road map that consisted of increasing the tax rates for gasoline and diesel fuel, approving a freight-based user fee for heavy trucks and establishing a one-time tax on vehicles batteries. Read More >>

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Reform to Rebuild Stronger Roads and Bridges Following Severe Weather Events

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced legislation to help states rebuild stronger roads, highways and bridges as they recover from natural disasters, such as a severe storm, flood or hurricane. The Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program provides federal funding to states to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other disasters. Incorporating resiliency improvements into emergency relief projects has become increasingly important, particularly as states and communities sustain years of repeated damage and are forced to rebuild with limited funds. Yet too often, highway infrastructure is rebuilt to pre-disaster specifications, leaving roads and bridges vulnerable to another disaster. Last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General found that states may not be improving the resilience of transportation infrastructure to the extent possible. Baldwin’s legislation requires the Federal Highway Administration to provide states with the guidance and tools needed to rebuild infrastructure that is more resilient to the next severe weather event. Read More >>


International News

Which Cities Around the World Have the Best Road Infrastructure?

Here, we explore which countries have built the most impressive road infrastructure to accommodate for great driving conditions We’ve all heard about the worst places to drive in the world; India’s roads have been named as some of the deadliest and then there’s the chaotic 50-lane motorway that reduces to 20 lanes in Beijing. Here we look at the top 5 countries with the best road infrastructure. Read More >>

 


Association News

2019 Traci Morey Zimmer/Rally For The Cure Memorial Golf Tournament

When:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
9 am registration, 10 am shotgun start

Where: 
Radisson Greens Golf Course
8055 Potter Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Cost: 
$100 per golfer
(includes 18 holes of golf, food and drinks, prizes)

To Register, complete the form below or visit bit.ly/tmz2019 to register online.

Golf Tournament Registration Form


New York State County Highway Superintendents Association News & Views

Register now - Early Bird Deadling is August 1!

Register for Conference Here

Stand Out! Be a Sponsor!

View available Sponsorship Opportunities Here

THANK YOU

Summer Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze Sponsor

Erdman Anthony

Lu Engineers

Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, DPC

Bryant Associates, PC

JMT

Maser Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

 

Be a Part of the Conversation!

Stay Connected with County Highways wherever you are!

Twitter

 

 

 

NYS COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION, INC.
136 Everett Road | Albany, NY 12205
PH 518.465.1694 | FAX 518.465.1942
info@countyhwys.org
Unsubscribe
New York State County Highway Superintendents Association
136 Everett Road
Albany, NY 12205
United States

(518) 465-1694 ph | (518) 465-1942 fax
info@countyhwys.org | www.countyhwys.org
Managed by The Association Development Group, Inc.

Unsubscribe