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State News

Cuomo Says NYS Needs $61 Billion to Avoid 20 Percent Cut to Hospitals, Schools, Localities

Governor Cuomo says New York State needs $61 billion to avoid major cuts! Governor Cuomo said without billions in federal aid New York State will have to reduce spending by 20 percent for schools, local governments and for hospitals. Read More >>

Erie County Commissioner Bill Geary Fly Over Spotlight

On a typical day, you can find William Geary Jr. in Downtown Buffalo, leading Erie County's Public Works Department. Other days, he may be thousands of feet in the air, leading a crew of U.S. Airmen. "To walk out of this uniform and put on a flight suit's the best of both worlds is the way I like to look at it," said Geary. His day job typically means getting complaints about potholes. In the military, Senior Major Sergeant Geary has served in the United States Air Force Reserves for 29 years. Read More >>

National News

Rural Roads, Bridges Expect to See Decreased Funding Despite $211B Backlog

A new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit in Washington, D.C., estimates that rural roads and bridges face a backlog of improvements, but could see a decrease in funding due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More >>

National Transportation Week Sheds a Light on Transportation Infrastructure

This week as we celebrate National Transportation Week it places a spotlight on our transportation infrastructure. Besides the U.S. Postal Service, waste and recycling is the only other industry that travels every road in the U.S. at least once each week making it a significant stakeholder on this topic. Read More >>

Arizona County Has Infrastructure In Place to Handle Development Boom

Public officials and private companies with the same vision have laid the groundwork, literally, for economic growth in the county. The towns and cities in the county have invested millions in infrastructure projects like roads and water and sewer; while private companies also put their money into ensuring there was ample electricity and plots of land to build on. Combined, those entities have created an environment that is ripe for an explosion of development. Read More >>

Save the Date!

JUNE 2, 2020- Annual June NYSCHSA Virtual Business Meeting 

The New York State County Highway Superintendents' annual June business meeting and gathering during the Cornell Highway School has been canceled. The business meeting is still scheduled and will be held virtualy for regular members. 

Cornell Local Roads Program
Webinars & Online Training

* More webinars will be worth PDH credit as presentations are reviewed.

  • Soils and Your Roads and Streets
    5/14/20, 2pm - 3pm EST

    Presented by Willy Grimmke, PE, CLRP circuit rider.
    Register Here
  • Common Pavement Maintenance Techniques
    5/19/20, 2pm - 3pm EST

    Presented by David Orr, PE 
    Register Here
  • Preparing an Asset Management Plan for your Pavements
    5/21/20, 2pm – 3pm EST

    Presented by Cornell Local Roads Program Technical Assistance Engineer
    Geoffrey R. Scott, PE

    Having a plan in place is a valuable way to determine the how and where to make critical investments when maintaining and improving a municipality’s assets. This webinar will discuss the information necessary for a good inventory, including a means of assessing your pavements, evaluating the results, and using that information to develop a plan to best manage the limited funding available while maintaining and improving your roadway network.
    Register Here
  • Be Careful Out There: Keeping Everyone Safe in the Work Zone
    5/26/20, 2pm - 3pm EST

    Presented by David Orr, PE

    Work zones are dangerous places for everyone. To make them safer, good communications is the key. David will provide information on developing good work zone habits to keep everyone safe.
    Register Here
  • Budget Basics
    5/28/20, 2pm - 3pm EST

    Presented by Tim Hunt & Guy James

    Developing your budget has never been more important. Join Tim and Guy as they discuss the basics of developing a budget and how to be ready for change.
    Register Here

Certificates of completion will be issued following the webinar for participants who attend the entire session. Certificates will be emailed out a day or two after the webinar. 

Sessions with the PDH symbol are approved for engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) In New York State. 

Each webinar is worth 1 PDH. To obtain a PDH, please email a copy of your certificate to Barbara Lockwood at

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

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