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Snow Time Like the Present: Welcome to Rockland's Plow Drivers 'Snow & Ice School'

Charles "Skip" Vezzetti's superintendent desk at the Rockland County Highway Department has no crystal ball to predict what kind of winter we're going to have. Not that he'd pay a soothsaying crystal any mind. He's been at it too long to rely on long-range forecasts." Anything more than 48 hours ahead of time is not predictable," he said. Vezzetti need only look at the calendar to know that wintry weather will be here soon enough — and he's taking no chances: Last week, he convened his annual "Snow & Ice School" at the county highway department garage. Read More >>

You Paid For It: Highway Fund to Nowhere

Governor Andrew Cuomo has for now scrapped his plan to charge New Yorkers $25 for new license plates that come out next April. As we watch and wait to see if there's any change to that, the controversy over the plan brings back to light something we have told you about before -- the NYS Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund. That's where, in part, any additional license plate fee money would go. It's also where the 45 cents a gallon state gas tax you pay at the pump goes. But where it goes after it reaches that fund, is troubling to many -- and you paid for it. Read More >>
 


 

National News

North America Civil Engineering Services for Public Works Infrastructure Projects, 2019 Report

The three North American nations of the United States, Canada and Mexico are all expected to boost their infrastructure spending in the years ahead. These investments are a major business opportunity, not only for providers of concrete, steel, and other construction materials but also for the civil engineering (CE) firms that plan, design, construct and/or maintain infrastructure projects. Roads and highways are by far the largest expenditure category. Water and wastewater, bridges, energy, and airport facilities are the second, third, fourth and fifth largest expenditure categories. Read More >>

US Department of Transportation Announces $900 million in Infrastructure Grants

The Department of Transportation's Secretary Elaine Chao announced Tuesday that $900 million in grants will be allocated across the country towards infrastructure projects.The BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) Grants have been awarded to 55 projects spread across 35 states. Read More >>

 



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