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DOT Announces Completion of Culvert Project

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez on Tuesday announced the completion of a $1.4 million culvert replacement project, which began this spring, enhancing safety and increasing resiliency in Allegany County at two key locations: along State Route 417 over Best Hollow Creek in the town of Andover, and on State Route 248 in the town of Independence. These locations are critical delivery routes for agricultural goods in Allegany County. Route 248 is a commonly used trucking route in the Southern Tier. Additionally, Route 417 provides access to Interstates 86 and 99, which connect communities in the Southern Tier and beyond. Read More >>

Commentary: Maximize Carbon Reductions and Public Health

Last month, a multi-state group called the Transportation Climate Initiative released a proposal for public comment. This proposal copies, in part, an initiative that New York and other states pursued in the power sector more than a decade ago, called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. RGGI set a cap on emissions from power generation and required power plants to buy allowances for their emissions. Over time, the cap was reduced. Meanwhile, the funds from the sale of allowances were reinvested to reduce pollution from the power sector, in energy efficiency and renewable technologies, like wind and solar power. Read More >>


National News

Trucks vs. Bridges: A Dangerous Costly Collision Straining State Budgets

New York state has some big bridge-strike worries because of its dozens of parkways with low clearance designed for cars and built in the 1930s and ’40s. Trucks generally are 13 or 13½ feet tall, and modern-day bridges typically are 15 to 18 feet high, according to the trucking association’s Roth. New York’s parkways prohibit trucks, buses and other tall vehicles, but that doesn’t mean drivers always follow the rules. Since 2015, the state has had nearly 1,100 bridge strikes, many of them on parkways, according to the state Department of Transportation. In the past several years, transportation officials have installed detection and warning systems. Read More >>

Highway Extension Plans Leave Farmers Worried About Future

Efforts to expand the Carolina Bays Parkway north across the state border are underway, but first officials must decide which route the road will take. The North Carolina and South Carolina departments of transportation presented nine potential corridors the road could take through Horry and Brunswick counties. Extending the highway will be a joint venture of the two Carolinas hoping to create a safer and faster connection. Read More >>

 


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