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August 28-30, 2016
Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY
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January 17-19, 2017
Local Roads Matter
March 7-8, 2017
Hilton, Albany, NY
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CEC Training & Luncheon
June 6, 2017
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
August 27-29, 2017
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Tracy J. Eldridge
State County Highway Superintendents Association President Urges Action to Implement Vital Local Transportation Funding Programs
Albany, NY June 21, 2016-The head of the association of county highway professionals in New York is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to act to move on hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding for local roads and bridges that is part of the state budget enacted back in April.
"The holdup of this funding is creating local budgeting uncertainty and severe constraints on municipalities' ability to begin work on important local road and bridge projects," said Tracy J. Eldridge, President of the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association. "While we are grateful to state elected officials for enacting an historic level of funding for the statewide transportation system, this situation is delaying the benefits of additional infrastructure investment, and resulting in lost employment opportunities for local contractors and consultants and effectively shortening the construction season," Eldridge explained.
Eldridge, who is also the Superintendent of Highways for Hamilton County, is particularly concerned about two new programs of vital importance to municipalities that were initiated by the Governor and approved by the legislature: PAVE NY and BRIDGE NY. PAVE NY will provide $200 million per year for the next four years, half of which will go to local governments primarily to pave additional road mileage. BRIDGE NY is also a $200 million per year program, with $100 million of this funding going to municipal governments to replace, rehabilitate and maintain vital local bridges and culverts.
The problem, according to Eldridge, is the inability of state leaders to finalize an agreement on a transportation "Memorandum of Understanding" that is expected to include the guidance necessary to implement and administer PAVE NY and BRIDGE NY. The holdup in official program notification from the state is causing many municipalities to delay approving the new funding as part of their highway budgets.
"We are urging Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and their legislative colleagues to complete their work on the transportation MOU as soon as possible," Eldridge said. "The traveling public who rely on a transportation system that is highly functional, safe and in good condition should not have to wait to begin to see the benefits of the significant funding enhancements contained in the state budget enacted months ago. Our state leaders thankfully provided the increased funding; now we all want to get to work doing our share in helping rebuild New York," Eldridge concluded.
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County and town highway superintendents, public works commissioners and highway industry professionals converged at the New York State Capitol and Legislative Office Building in Albany on March 9th for the “Local Roads Matter” advocacy campaign. The groups urged the governor and state lawmakers to make the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges a top priority in the state budget.
Local roads are a crucial part of the state’s infrastructure. As much as half of all vehicle miles traveled in New York State are on local roads. The maintenance, repair and strategic replacement of existing transportation infrastructure are required for safety, mobility and for the state to remain economically competitive. Providing much-needed funds for local roads and bridges also sustains jobs -- both public and private -- in highway-related industries and professions.
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Jeffrey Griswold, President of the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, along with Micheal Boesel, Palmyra Highway Department Superintendent, submitted testimony on behalf of both NYSCHSA and NYSAOTSOH. They urged lawmakers to support a significant increase in CHIPS funding as well as parity in funding between the MTA and DOT.
Click Here to view the complete testimony.
Putnam to host Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Sept. 24-27
Honoring the sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces is important to Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, in cooperation with Putnam County Government, will host the Traveling Wall at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park from Thursday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 27. The Traveling Wall is an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and is the largest of the traveling wall replicas. Read More>>>
Update on $40 Million Capital Allocation for Extreme Winter Recovery Funding
The NYSCHSA and NYSAOTSOH continues to partner with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) regarding the implementation of the $40 million in funding for extreme winter recovery. ReadMore>>>
In 1909, a group of County Highway Superintendents met in Saratoga Springs, New York. Their intent: to form a close-knit organization that would support and inform its members and help them to do their jobs in a more efficient manner. Click here to read more.
The Continuing Education Consortium (CEC) was formed by the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association, Inc. (NYSCHSA) in the Spring of 2004 to provide accredited training and professional development programs to all industry professionals involved in the building and maintenance of New York's highways and bridges.