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A View from the Road—June 2016

David Orr PE, Director, CLRP

Sometimes it is about the numbers. 740 of you have signed up for the 2016 Highway School as of the end of May! That’s 488 towns, 27 counties, 5 cities and 36 villages represented along with numerous folks from our statewide partners, NYSDOT, FHWA, and industry. If everyone is able to come to Ithaca next week and we get the typical number of walk-in registrations, we may actually have more than 750 attendees at this year's School. That's great! Still, that is only half of the towns and counties and less than 10 percent of the cities and villages. If you come, you will be able to see how we are turning the Highway School in a new direction, literally!

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CLRP training opportunities

Highway School

6–8 June, Ithaca College

740 people registered. 16 counties in the running for the Roads Scholars awards. Are you going to be there?

Selected topics:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans
  • Legal Panel
  • The Big Picture for Highway Superintendents
  • Piggybacking & Purchasing
  • What is Pavement Preservation?
  • Roadside Safety: Doing Guiderail Right
  • CHIPS–Local Funds
  • Snow & Ice Policies

Other training

Congratulations, Orangetown

Orangetown’s Highway Department Receives APWA 2016 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award

Organgetown receives award

The Town of Orangetown Highway Department was recently selected to receive a national American Public Works Association (APWA) Award of Excellence for the Town’s winter maintenance activities. APWA’s Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award will be presented at the 2016 North American Snow Conference, which takes place May 22-25, 2016 in Hartford, CT in the Connecticut Convention Center. The APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works snow and ice control operations, and to promote the best practices in snow and ice removal while minimizing environmental impacts.

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