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A View from the Road—August 2016

David Orr PE, Director, CLRP

Sometimes we hear people say that if they train their employees, they will leave. Our former Safety Technical Assistance Engineer, Jim Mearkle (who now works at Albany County) liked to ask folks to flip this idea. What if you don't train them and they stay!

David Orr teaches the Running Your Highway Department workshop in May

David Orr teaches the Running Your Highway Department workshop in May

Training helps remind us of things we have forgotten, learn new technology and ideas, and provides a way to share what we know with others. Our fall training season starts soon with an engineering level workshop on Combating Roadway Departures in mid-August and ends the week after the Bridge Conference with a Snow and Ice workshop series. In between we have sessions on Running Your Highway Department, Snow & Ice Control and the American with Disabilities Act in the ROW. In addition to the workshops, we have posted many other opportunities for you below. Take advantage of at least one of these to remember, learn, share, and grow. Hope to see you soon.

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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

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