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Virtual Highway School Good Roads Week: June 7-10

This year's highway school will feature live broadcasts and demos from the field; tailgate talks; after-school networking; keynote speakers; CHIPS and other NYSDOT funding discussions; pavement/crack repair workshops; info on work zones set up and development; FEMA process; highway safety and  speed management. Register today for just $25 at

Mourning Our Columbia County Colleague

Dean Knox, the 42-year veteran head of engineering at Columbia County Department of Public Works, passed away April 18, 2021 at Albany Medical Center. Read More >>

Erie County Announces Road Work Schedule for 2021

Springtime in Western New York means road construction season is about to get rolling in a big way.

The Erie County Department of Public Works released its 2021 schedule Tuesday. It includes work on roads, bridges and culverts totaling $28.4 million.

“Each year and all year, the Department of Public Works is on the job taking care of our roads in all seasons. In 2021 we have a number of road projects that span the county and will bring improved road conditions for motorists countywide," said Public Works Commissioner William Geary. Read More >>


National News

President Biden Unveils ”Once in a Generation” Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden announced an ambitious $2.3 trillion plan in late March to rebuild and reimagine the nation’s infrastructure through what he described as a “once-in-a-generation investment in America.” The President’s next major legislative effort, called the American Jobs Plan, aims to address some of the issues at the forefront of Biden’s presidential campaign -- from climate change to polluted water systems to crumbling transportation infrastructure. While Biden claims the sweeping proposal will “rebuild the backbone of America,” the plan has already provoked Republican concern about its costs and proposed corporate tax hikes. Read More >>

U.S. Cities Offer Guideposts for Federal Infrastructure

A new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research surveyed infrastructure projects in more than 100 major U.S. cities and argues these should be the starting place for federal strategy. Read More >>


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