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View from the road - May 2014

April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring?

You were probably thinking about Pilgrims, but we are thinking about the Highway School. The 69th Annual School for Highway Superintendents is coming up June 2-4. We have a very full schedule with 2 picnics and 2 demos. We have sessions for new Superintendents as well as stuff for the 'used' folks who have been coming for more than 20 years. More details can be found on our website. We hope to see you there! - David Orr, PE

May workshops

Basics of a Good Road
May 13 & 14- Erie and Wayne County.

Asphalt Paving Principles
May 21-22 - Madison and Schuyler County.

Workshop videos

Speaking of workshops we have put together some videos introducing two of our workshops, "Roadway and Roadside Drainage" and "Stormwater Management" and showing some of the demos that you will see if you take those classes. Take a look at www.youtube.com/user/CornellLocalRoads and let us know if you like them.

Roadway and roadside drainage video

Don't forget! 2014 Highway school

2014 highway school promotional postcard

June 2-4 - register here.

Other training events

To see what else is happening around the State, check out our online Calendar.

CLRP social media

The Cornell Local Roads Program is now on Facebook and Twitter! We will be using Facebook as another way of reminding you of our events and other activities. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/CornellLocalRoads. As well as that, on our twitter account we will be letting you know about other events or links to information that we think you might find useful. Follow us at @local_roads if you tweet.

Survey finds increased use of warm-mix asphalt, recycled asphalt

The use of warm-mix asphalt (WMA), recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) is on the rise, according to the results of a survey by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). Source: Better Roads.

Educate Yourself! …And Your Elected Officials

Sunday [3/24/2014] marks six months [now 4 months] until MAP-21, our current surface transportation bill, expires.

If it wasn’t time to get things moving before, now it certainly is.

There are plenty of things to consider when talking about the new bill. Probably the biggest topic is funding sources. There have been talks of a higher gas tax, tolling implementation, a vehicle mile traveled fee and more. - See more at Better Roads.

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