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

New York's Construction Industry is Primed and Ready 

New York’s construction industry is a powerful economic engine during normal times.  Each $1 billion invested in non-residential construction spending adds about $3.4 billion to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), about $1.1 billion to personal earnings and creates or sustains 28,500 jobs.  As Governor Cuomo takes steps to begin to “unpause” New York, the construction industry is primed and ready to continue working safely and play a crucial role in our State’s economic recovery and resurgence through “NY Forward.” Read More >>


National News

Indiana's County Commissioners Write State Senators About Road Funding 

Commissioner Cary Groninger said there are restricted and unrestricted funds and the restricted funds are “really limited” to what the county can spend the money on. A larger portion of the department’s budget is the unrestricted funding, but there isn’t enough money in that account to meet the county’s needs. The county needs to be able to move money from restricted to unrestricted.
A copy of the letter states that the commissioners “respectfully request review of the (Motor Vehicle Highway) Restricted Fund, specifically Section 63 of IC 8-14-1-4.” Read More >>

Trimble and Purdue University Collaborate to Improve Highway Work Zone Safety

"We are big believers in the power of technology to empower drivers to make better, smarter, safer decisions on the road," said Dan Popkin, executive, Trimble MAPS Division. "In the spirit of Trimble's vision of delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds—and by working with Purdue and the JTRP—we are enhancing our routing, scheduling, visualization and navigation platform to detect locations of work zone traffic queues throughout the U.S. to offer an advanced slowdown alert service to hundreds of thousands of professional drivers using our transportation-oriented solutions and in-cab truck navigation software. We are excited to work with the JTRP to help advance research and pioneer innovative technology that can reduce accidents and ultimately save lives." Read More >>

Will Infrastructure Funding Become a Victim of COVID19?

According to the ARTBA Bridge Report, more than one-third (37%) of U.S. bridges, nearly 231,000, need repair work. More than 46,000 bridges are rated in poor condition and classified as structurally deficient, while 81,000 bridges should be replaced. The states with the most structurally deficient bridges, as a percent of their total bridge inventory, are Rhode Island (22.3%), West Virginia (21%), Iowa (19%), South Dakota (17%), Pennsylvania (15.3%), Louisiana (13.2%), Maine (12.8%), Puerto Rico (12.3%), Michigan (10.8%), and North Dakota (10.7%). Read More >>


Association Resources

ACEC Covid-19 Safety
ACEC NY has put together some safety guidelines and to discuss industry best practices. The attached document was developed by safety professionals from ACEC NY member firms to share best practices, and help us all continue to work in a safe manner. It has useful checklists for both field and office operations.


Cornell Local Roads Program
Webinars & Online Training

  • Why has My Road Failed Already?
    5/5/20, 2pm - 3pm
    Register Here 
  • Defusing Stressful Encounters: Basic Human Communication Techniques
    5/7/20, 2pm - 3pm
    Register Here 

Certificates of completion will be issued following the webinar for participants who attend the entire session.

Sessions with the PDH symbol are approved for engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) In New York State. Each webinar is worth 1 PDH. Town Hall and Stump the Engineers sessions are not PDH worthy in New York State. 

Webinars may be livestreamed on the CLRP Facebook Page but viewers will not be eligible for PDH credits or certificates of completion.


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