A View from the Road—January 2017
David Orr PE, Director, CLRP
Happy New Year! The calendar year starts on January 1st, but this has not always been true. In the distant past, the spring equinox was the traditional start of a new year. Other cultures and countries still start the year at different times. Even our own calendar has changed. For instance, George Washington was born on February 11, but when the Gregorian calendar was adopted, February 11, 1731 became February 22, 1731. Budget years vary as well. While counties and towns in New York State start their fiscal year on January 1, most villages start on June 1, the state starts on April 1, and the federal budget year starts on October 1!
For the Cornell Local Roads Program, January is a good time to start the year and we are gearing up for the 2017 workshop season. The spring workshops start the last week of March and go to just before the Highway School. The fall season starts just after Labor Day and ends just before the Bridge Conference. While we are still working out the final details, here are the current plans for the 2017 workshop season. We are working with NYSDOT to add more workshops and you can always request a workshop. More details will be available in the first issue of Nuggets & Nibbles for 2017 and on our website.
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