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DOT Seeks Applicants to Clear Snow From St. Lawrence County This Winter 

The New York State Department of Transportation is preparing for the inevitable arrival of winter weather by making applications available for about 500 positions as permanent and seasonal maintenance staff across Upstate New York and Long Island. Each September, the Department begins to hire and train staff on equipment and best practices, with the aim of having them ready to plow snow as soon as winter weather begins. Employees can expect a base salary plus likely overtime pay, training provided by highly professional and experienced equipment operator instructors and storm managers, and an allowance for footwear. Read More >>

Conversion of Exit Numbers in Orange County

The state Department of Transportation’s $6.3 million conversion of Interstate 84 to mileage-based exit numbers from sequential ones, complete in Dutchess and Putnam counties, is now marching across Orange County. Early this week, Exit 8 at Route 52 in the Town of Newburgh was morphing into Exit 37 – as in, 37 miles to the Pennsylvania line. Exit 7A-7B at Route 300 and the New York State Thruway, a mile west, will become Exit 36A-36B. The DOT’s contractor, Mohegan Associates of Carmel, will perform this presto-chango east to west first, from Newburgh to Port Jervis, and then west to east, finishing in December. Read More >>

White House Says Infrastructure Projects Should Seek Private Funding

Rep. Mikie Sherrill said she is committed to working with the chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to secure funding for the Gateway Program, which would dig a new rail tunnel under the Hudson river, rebuild the single existing tunnel and replace a 109-year-old bridge over the Hackensack River, the Portal Bridge. These changes are expected to relieve the biggest bottleneck for train traffic on the East Coast corridor. Modernizations of rail lines between New York and the District of Columbia will have a “cascading effect” improving volume and service throughout the Northeast, Anderson said. Read More >>

National News

Miami Bridge Fall Blamed on Design

A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project's complexity, federal officials said Tuesday. Read More >>

Connecticut Needs Better Transportation Infrastructure and Tolls Are the Answer

The traffic gridlock on I-95 in Fairfield County has become a nightmare for commuters during rush hour. A recent study by traffic data company INRIX ranked Stamford as one of the most congested cities in the U.S.. This is mostly due to traffic that originates in areas that have been identified as sources of congestion. However, addressing even small areas in Connecticut’s infrastructure requires billions of dollars the state cannot allocate through its current method of funding infrastructure: Debt. Moreover, municipalities cannot pick up the tab on Connecticut’s growing infrastructure deficit because the investment needed is beyond the scope of any municipal power or budget. Therefore, it is the State of Connecticut’s responsibility to adopt methods such as tolls to fund its transportation infrastructure. Read More >>

Association News

Local Heroes Honored for Quick Thinking and Determination

Christopher Czachor, a New York State Trooper stationed in Saratoga County, is a familiar face to many of our NYSCHSA members. He provides safety and service along Saratoga County's local roads, but most know him as NYSCHSA Association Manager Trish Czachor's husband. This week, Trooper Czachor was honored by the American Red Cross Northeastern New York along with fellow Trooper James Oliveto, as being the 2019 Law Enforcement Real Heroes! Thank you Trooper Czachor and Trooper Oliveto for all that you do for the community. 
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