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State Lawmakers Urge Funding For Local Road, Bridge Work

State Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, and Assemblyman Chris Friend are calling on the Cuomo administration to give counties across the region the go-ahead to start this summer’s local road and bridge projects. Read More >>

Back From Furlough, County DPW Workers Tend to Potholes; Officials Eye CHIPS Cut

Last Wednesday was the first day back to work for furloughed Cattaraugus County Public Works Department employees in eight weeks. A lot of potholes were waiting for patching crews from every highway barn. Public Works Commissioner Kathleen Ellis said county officials are anticipating a $600,000 cut in Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), but it could easily go as high as $1 million. Read More >>

Cuomo Meets With Trump

Businesses across the country are opening doors after shuttering in mid-March as states and local governments took drastic measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cuomo wants to revive the economy by undertaking major transport and other projects. He told reporters on Tuesday he would discuss a federal role in investments to modernize the nation’s bridges, roads and rail systems. Trump has said he believed infrastructure spending could help the economy recover from the pandemic, embracing a massive $2 trillion plan at the end of March. Before the pandemic, he planned to focus his November re-election campaign on a booming economy. Read More >>

National News

Transportation Maintenance Critical to Future

Agriculture depends on safe and efficient infrastructure. Rural roads and bridges are a critical link in our nation’s food-supply chain. Preliminary data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics Commodity Flow Survey show that more than 70 percent of America’s freight, worth $10 trillion, is moved on the highway system. U.S. roads and highways link farmers, ranchers, manufacturers and service industries to grain elevators, ethanol plants, processors, feedlots, markets and ports. 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 >>

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. 

One of the highlights of June is the Virtual Highway School offered by Cornell Local Roads

  • Virtual Highway School Opening Welcome & Day 1 Topic - Dealing with the Town Board 6/1/20, 9:00am - 10:15am EST
    Register Here
  • Virtual Highway School Day 2 Topic - Legal Panel 6/2/20, 9am - 10am EST
    Register Here
  • Virtual Highway School Day 3 Topics - Presentation of the 2020 Build a Better Mousetrap Competition Winners & Duties of a Highway Superintendent
    6/3/20, 9:00am - 10:15am EST
    Register Here  

Cornell Local Roads Program
Webinars & Online Training

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

  • Bumper Banter on Facebook Live
    Monday, June 8, 15, 22, 29, 11:00am-11:15am

    Join CLRP Director David Orr, P.E. on Mondays for a live broadcast.

    No registration necessary, just tune in to the CLRP Facebook page

  • When to Replace your Equipment -
    Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm

    Presented by Cornell Local Roads Program Director David Orr, PE (PDH)

    Reliable equipment is critical to managing a highway or public works department. During this webinar, David will show examples of how agencies decide when to replace their equipment. He will also show how agencies can determine the right size for their capital equipment replacement plan.
    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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