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View from the Road - August 2014

Cartoon school bus

Fall is coming and soon those yellow busses will be driving around our roads and streets going back to school. You have some great opportunities to learn as well. We have scheduled workshops and there are many statewide and regional conferences scheduled including the County Superintendents in August, the Town Superintendents in September, the NYCOM Public Works School in October and the Bridge Conference in November (a couple of weeks later this year). Below are links for more information about our workshops and the statewide conferences. Take some time and drive your own yellow vehicle to a training class. Pick up an idea or two and try it out. You'll be glad you did. - David Orr, PE

Fall Workshops

  • Powers and Duties of Local Highway Officials - September 10-11
    Allegany and Ontario County
  • Pavement Maintenance - October 14-16
    Essex, Fulton, and Greene County
  • Work Zone Traffic Control for Local Roads - November 19-20
    Steuben and Genesee County

Registration form
Don’t see a workshop you want? Request a workshop!

Conferences

New York State County Highway Superintendents Association Summer Conference - August 25-27, West Point

New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways Annual Conference - September 16-19, Villa Roma, Callicoon

NYCOM Public Works School - October 20-22, Saratoga Springs

Statewide Conference on Local Bridges - November 5-7, Syracuse

Interesting articles

NHTSA has released two Traffic Safety Facts, “Bicyclists and Other Cyclists” and “Speeding”, both incorporating 2012 data

Hazards of refuse collection poster
Source: Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH)

OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience
Source: Better Roads

VIDEO: VP Biden explains the importance of transportation infrastructure
Source: Better Roads

Resources

Are your Roadway Signs still visible??? Vegetation Management Resources recommended by Ohio LTAP
Vegetation Control for Safety: A Guide for Local Highway and Street Maintenance Personnel
NHI Web-based Training Course – Roadside Vegetation Management

Timber Bridge Tuesdays – webinar series
Source: WoodWorks

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