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Brine Solution on Roads Helping to Save Money, Environment

Warren County has started making its own salt brine to treat the roads, saying the liquid mix of salt and water is cheaper and more effective than rock salt. It's also better for the environment. Warren County Public Works Superintendent Kevin Hajos says brine uses less salt, so it's less expensive. He hopes one day to cut his $600,000 annual salt budget in half. Read More >>

Who Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First in New York?

New York will be setting up regional hubs through local hospital systems to distribute COVID-19 vaccines as early as next month to essential workers and high-risk residents.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed Wednesday that each region will develop its own distribution plan by the first week of January as New York anticipates at least 170,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the near term and the potential for 346,000 doses from Moderna starting Dec. 22. Read More >>

Condolences to the Laistner Family

Fritz Laistner, the father of our longtime friend and colleague Mark Laistner of Popli Design Group, passed away recently. We ask that you please keep Mark and his family, along with his brother, David, a bridge engineer for NYSDOT Region 5, in your prayers this holiday season. You may read the full obituary here. For those wishing to send a card of condolence, Mark’s address is 5 Shannon Crescent, Spencerport, NY 14559.

REMINDER: Call NACE 2022 Logo Designs

New York will host the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Annual Conference in Buffalo in April 2022. Part of the Host State responsibilities is to create a logo/theme to market the event online, in brochures, on lapel pins and in the conference mobile app.

The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting design submissions from all regular and affiliate members of NYSCHA and their staff! The winning concept will receive a $50 gift card. There are technically no “rules” regarding the logo design, but NACE prefers something colorful and representative of the host city/county. The logo should include the words Erie County and the conference dates: April 25-27, 2022. The design for the 2021 conference can be viewed here.

Design should be submitted in PDF format to no later than December 23, 2020. The Conference Planning Committee will review them in early January, select a winner and submit it to NACE Staff for their review and concurrence. Final designs should be prepared in TIF or EPS format for highest quality.



National News

Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pete Buttigieg as secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Ind., mayor (2012-January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries in March. Read More>>

Iteris Awarded $4.07 Million by Federal Highway Administration to Support Nation’s Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation

Iteris, Inc. has received a second task order with funding of $4.07 million under its indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Federal Highway Administration to provide continued development, evolution and deployment support for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reference architecture program.. Read More>>

Virtual Winter Conference


The NYSCHSA Annual Winter Conference is a gathering of Superintendents, Commissioners, and their staffs looking for innovative and cost-effective solutions. Whether your objective is to introduce new products or services, strengthen your relationship with existing clients, or prospect for new business, you need to participate in this exclusive event. We host a strong program with educational sessions that will appeal to all Superintendents and Commissioners working to improve their County Highway Departments and services.

The 2021 Virtual Winter Conference consists of two days of virtual education and engagement, The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association will provide an interactive, visually rich, robust learning experience from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Affiliate members will have the opportunity to engage with participants in our virtual exhibit hall as well as attend virtual sessions. The virtual exhibit hall provides several unique opportunities to showcase materials.


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