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A View from the Road—July 2016

David Orr PE, Director, CLRP

Poster for the movie - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges."

In some cases you do need your badges. At the Highway School we use your badges to track attendance and to determine the Road Scholar Counties. Because several folks picked up their badges late, three counties did not get Road Scholar recognition at Highway School: Montgomery, Erie, and Cayuga. With these three counties added, a total of 16 counties met the thresholds and are Road Scholar Counties for 2016. Congratulations!

Highway School is a week later than typical in 2017: June 12-14. Make your plans now to attend and see if you can challenge our top three Superior Road Scholar Counties:

winners of the 2016 Roads Scholar award
  • Rockland
  • Ontario
  • Niagara

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Walk-Bike New York: A Liveable Communities Symposium

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There is a strong demand for communities where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably walk and bike. Creating walkable and bikeable environments requires the active collaboration of people with interests in safety, land use, economic development, transportation, education, law enforcement and health promotion. This symposium will bring together people from these various disciplines and provide participants with the tools to work together to create walkable and bikeable communities in the State of New York.



CLRP training opportunities

Fall workshops

Combating Roadway Departures
  • August 16— Duchess County
  • August 18— Steuben County
ADA in the Public Right-of-Way
  • September 20— Oneida County
  • September 21— Rockland County
Running Your Highway Department
  • September 27—Westchester County
  • September 28—Greene County
  • September 29—Herkimer County
  • October 11—Jefferson County
  • October 12—Cayuga County
  • October 13—Livingston County
Snow and Ice Control
  • October 4—Genesee County
  • October 5—Oswego County
  • October 6—Broome County
  • November 1—Ulster County
  • November 2—Washington County
  • November 3—Hamilton County

Other training

Test your knowledge

Interesting articles

Central NY was the center of the wooden roads boom in the US–until they rotted

Summary of Motor Vehicle Crashes (2014 data)

Lone Ranger Highway in Lancaster, California

Route 219 bridge demolished in 3 seconds over Cattaraugus Creek in New York
Equipment World

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