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Budget Deal Includes Big Boost in Infrastructure Funding

Four months ago, the governor proposed a budget with significant cuts to infrastructure across the state, but state Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Tim Kennedy said now the legislature is prepared to actually invest more in roads and bridges across the New York.

"The bottom line is what we got here is of historic proportions. We drove an agenda forward that resulted in over a quarter of a billion dollars in more funding than we got last year on top of all the funding in infrastructure that were already in existence," Kennedy said. Read More >>

NYSCHSA Applauds State Funding for Local Transportation Infrastructure

“This year’s state budget includes an extraordinary investment in transportation infrastructure. With the unwavering efforts of our partners in the Senate and Assembly, and the support of Governor Cuomo, local road and bridge programs will receive more than $1 billion in the coming fiscal year,” said Joe Wisinski, President of the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association. “This essential funding will help keep millions of motorists safe and create tens of thousands of jobs. New York State County Highway Superintendents Association members are ready get to work on these critical projects and move New York forward,” said Joe Wisinski, President of the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association. 

Virtual Town Meetings for Traffic Safety Partners

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is inviting traffic safety partners to participate in one of two virtual town hall meetings on April 13 and 14, 2021 to discuss opportunities to contribute to its Highway Safety Plan with a focus on engaging with our underrepresented and underserved communities. Reestablishing or making new connections with community-based organizations will improve the coordination, communication and involvement needed for law enforcement, public information and education as well as stakeholder recruitment efforts that will be included in the Highway Safety Plan. Local and regional traffic safety professionals, regional health educators, local law enforcement, not-for-profits as well as concerned residents are encouraged to attend. Read More >>

Deadline April 15 to Register for Cornell Local Roads Workshops in Franklin County

This spring Cornell Local Roads is hosting in-person workshops, but they need a minimum of 10 people to register by April 15 to help make the three workshops a reality.

If you are interested in attending, sign up by downloading the registration form here or email All workshops will take place at Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center,           8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970 from 9 a.m.-12 noon with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  • Stormwater Management | Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Work Zone Traffic Control | Wednesday, May 5, 2021
  • Solutions for Safer Roads & Streets | Thursday, May 6, 2021

For the health and safety of everyone, CLRP will follow COVID health standards per Cornell University. Our policy link is here near the bottom of the page.

Passero Associates Welcomes New Shareholders

Passero Associates proudly announces the addition of new shareholders, including the first female shareholder of the firm, Mira Mejibovsky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C along with David Cox, PE, MBA; Peter Wehner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Jeffrey Bonecutter, PE and Bradley Wente, PE. Read More >>


National News

Another Earmark Challenge for $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Earmarks appeared less likely to find their way into President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal after White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that states and localities will have to apply for pieces of the funding from the plan.

That prospect could push the next opportunity for congressionally-directed spending on transportation projects to a separate highway bill due for the fall. Read More >>


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