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State DOT Announces $11.7 million Project to Resurface Capital Region Roads

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez recently announced the beginning of an $11.7 million project, which includes the resurfacing of 37 miles of pavement along seven roads in the Capital Region during the next two years.The project will enhance safety, improve mobility and facilitate the flow of both people and commerce in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties. Each of the roads are vital connectors in their communities for residents and visitors alike.“The new pavement on these Capital Region roads will make it easier for motorists to travel about the region and allow for tourism and commerce to flourish,” Dominguez said. Read More >>

TRIP Grades the State of New York's Infrastructure​​​​​​​

"The TRIP Report underscores what highway superintendents throughout the state understand about the condition of many of our local bridges," said Dennis S. Davis, President of the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association. "Poor bridge condition ratings negatively impact functionality, time of travel, safety, the local economy and the overall experience of the traveling public. With many aging bridges more than 70 years old, not to mention tens of thousands of culverts also requiring immediate reconstruction or replacement, we face a situation in desperate need of increased public investment and a concerted effort on the part of all levels of government to address the funding demands of our aging and ailing transportation systems." Read More >>

Six EV Charging Stations Now Open Along the 570-mile New York State Thruway

Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY – 20), County Executive Dan McCoy and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Electrify America today to celebrate the completion of a new charging station in Albany, N.Y., marking its sixth charging station to open along the New York State Thruway in just 10 months. The stations, located approximately 80 miles apart and featuring a total of 20 chargers, provide convenient access to ultra-fast EV charging for drivers on the high-traffic route that connects New York City and other major cities in the state including Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany. More than 250 million vehicles travel the Thruway annually. Read More >>

National News

Bridges and Shoulders the Focus of ODOT 8-year Construction Plan​​​​​​​

State and county transportation officials unveiled the 8-year construction plan for Oklahoma, and improving bridges and adding shoulders to state highways play a large role. The infrastructure plans, approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission(OTC), will span Federal Fiscal Year 2020 to 2027. The OTC also approved an asset preservation plan for maintenance and the updated counties' five-year infrastructure plans. The 8-year plan will cost nearly $6.5 billion in federal, state, and local transportation funding, and involves nearly 1,400 projects. Read More >>

Wyoming's Highways Are Facing a Funding Shortfall; Lawmakers Balk at Possible Solution

In the next decade, Wyoming’s highway system faces a funding shortfall in the tens of millions of dollars. As of last Friday afternoon, however, solutions to pay for that difference – with as little impact on Wyoming residents as possible – remain elusive. Gathered on the observation deck of the Casper/Natrona County Airport on Friday, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted by an 8-5 margin against the creation of a dedicated task force to look into potential, long-term funding solutions for the state’s highway system, citing the proposal’s high cost and a lack of a perceived need. Read More >>

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