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Cuomo Bridge Builders Sue New York State Thruway Authority for $961 Million

A consortium of contracting firms who built the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge sued the New York State Thruway Authority on Monday, accusing the authority of interference in the construction of the $4 billion project, leading to delays and extra expenses.

Tappan Zee Constructors LLC is seeking more than $961 million in the suit, plus interest, which the consortium says came after nearly three years of efforts to settle the dispute privately. The lawsuit was filed in the New York State Court of Claims, which handles legal actions against the state and certain authorities, including the Thruway. Read More >>

New Details About Fuel Tanker That Overturned During Snowstorm

EASTPORT, NY — A fuel truck that overturned on Sunrise Highway Sunday during a snowstorm was actively leaking from two spots, officials said.

The Eastport Fire Department and Brookhaven town fire marshals were among those who responded to the overturned truck on Sunrise Highway between Eastport-Manor Road and Moriches-Riverhead Road, just east of Exit 62. Read More >>

National News

Moving Toward the Infrastructure of 2030

When talking about the near- and long-term future of construction, there are two words that inevitably come up: technology and infrastructure. America’s aging system of transport is in dire need of attention, and President Joe Biden has pledged to make it a priority.

Technology is making leaps and bounds in every facet of our lives and construction is no different. How might advancing technology affect the way the infrastructure of the future is developed and utilised? We talked to Bryn Fosburgh, senior vice president at US-based software and technology company Trimble for some perspective. Read More>>

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Shares Views on Federal Trucking Policy

During his debut as the country’s top transportation officer on Feb. 5 at Washington’s Union Station, Secretary Pete Buttigieg insisted that massive investments are needed to repair infrastructure projects. Buttigieg, and President Joe Biden, say they intend to build highways, bridges, tunnels, ports and railways in a better way. And by that, they mostly mean for freight and commuter corridors to be able to withstand the impact of severe-weather events. Read More>>

 

Upcoming Webinars 

NYSLTAP-CLRP Spring Workshops (Virtual & In-Person)

In-Person workshops are available at select locations across the state. These half-day workshops cover a portion of the normal full day topic, but you still get the workbook. Multiple topics will be held in the same location over the course of a week so you can sign up for several different classes at once.

Many of the virtual workshop webinars are from the same full day workshop, but cover different materials. Take both the in-person and virtual portions to get the most comprehensive experience.

Register Here

NYSLTAP-CLRP Topical Tuesday Webinar Series

Cornell Local Roads Program will be hosting a series of free webinars every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Each webinar will focus on a particular topic for the local highway and public works community.  

February 16 - Application Rates for Snow and Ice Chemicals
Presented by NYSLTAP - CLRP Circuit Rider Jim Craw

During the winter, we use salt and other chemicals to help with snow and ice control operations. We need to use the correct amount of chemicals to improve safety without creating an environmental hazard. During this webinar, Jim will provide basic information on setting application rates for your snow and ice control chemicals.

February 23 - Be Careful Out There: Keeping Everyone Safe in the Work Zone
Presented by TBD

Work zones are inherently a dangerous place because we have workers, vehicles and heavy equipment interacting in unexpected ways. Keeping everyone safe requires involvement of the entire crew to develop good traffic control plans. In this interactive session, David will help you develop traffic control plans for your work zones.

March 2 - Construction Management (intro to Longer Workshop)
Presented by NYSLTAP - CLRP Director David Orr, P.E.

Agencies that get federal aid are sometimes blindsided by the requirements in the federal process. There are certain critical steps needed to make a federal aid construction contract work. In this one hour webinar, David will give you some of the basics and help you understand and start on the journey to successful construction contract administration using federal dollars for your local projects.

Associated General Contractors of New York State Webinars

February 18 - Insurance- What You Need to Know Whether You're a Contractor or Subcontractor 
Presented by Frank Franzini, Vice President, Posillico Civil 

Cost: $50 per person for AGC NYS, ECA & NESCA Members │ $80 per non-member

  • This presentation will describe the insurance that is required to properly protect the Contractor and Subcontractor. 
  • Learn why certain documents taken on face value will not provide needed protection. 
  • How certain Carriers do not offer all the required coverages, yet Contractors and Subcontractors still buy those policies. 

 For all questions please email Bryanna at bryanna@agcnys.org.

March 18 - Handling OSHA Inspections Course
Presented by Jim Redmond, Safety Director, AGC NYS

Cost: $75 per AGC NYS, ECA and NESCA Members │$125 per non-member 

The program will review How to Handle an OSHA Inspection and review the steps and processes in an OSHA Inspection on your jobsite, what to do when OSHA knocks on the door from beginning to end, and how to contest a citation if you receive one. 

For all questions please email Bryanna at bryanna@agcnys.org.

FHWA Value Capture Strategies Webinar Series

FHWA is hosting a series of Value Capture Strategies webinars beginning in March 10, 2021. The webinar series will detail the Value Capture techniques promoted in the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts (EDC-5) initiative. This year’s series focuses on the intersection of Innovative Finance and Innovative Project Delivery Tools. 

Registration is free but is limited. Certificates of Completion and Confirmation of Attendance are available. Register now

It is recommended to watch this short video on how Value Capture optimizes agency resource prior to attending the sessions. If you have questions, please contact Thay Bishop at (404) 562-3695 or Thay.Bishop@dot.gov

 


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