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A View from the Road—February 2016

Screen shot of Work zone NY app

Work Zone App on iPhone

We recently released a new smart phone app: Work Zone NYS for iPhone. An Android version is being readied as quickly as possible. The new app allows you to set up common traffic control plans, add notes, and send an email of the plan to document what you have done.

We are also making updates to the Stop NY Invasives app available on both iPhone and Android. Please let us know what you think about both apps and send us comments to make both better. By collaborating, we will always be able to have a better application. Thanks for the help.

Grant for Work Zone and Flagger Pocket Guides

Work zone and flagger pocket guides

We also have received a grant to allow us to purchase Work Zone and Flagger Pocket Guides for both municipal and private organizations. The guides are currently being printed and will be free for everyone until we run out. The only cost is shipping for non-municipal requests.

The Work Zone Guide covers more types of work zones than the app (and can be dropped without breaking). The Flagger Guide covers the basics of flagging operations and is a great tool to help with training all flaggers with or without experience.

David Orr PE, Director, CLRP

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CLRP training opportunities

Spring workshops

Here are our offerings for the spring workshop series.

Details are on our website.

CAMP Summer Intern Project

In the CAMP intern project, CLRP partners engineering students with municipalities to create a pavement management plan. There is still space in this year’s session. See the website or contact Geoffrey Scott, Technical Assistance Engineer, at (607) 255-2806 or for more information.

Other training

  • September 13-14. Walk-Bike New York Livable Communities Symposium. Visit in May for registration

Test your knowledge

Interesting articles

2014 Crash Data Key Findings
NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts

Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved
Transportation Research Board

FHWA says 2015 could go down as the most heavily traveled year ever
Better Roads

Highway Robbery—Literally: Russian Busted for Stealing Roadway

Major Transportation Projects Loom, but Funding Remains an Issue
The Wall Street Journal

Gravel guide giveaway

We still have free copies of the 2015 Gravel Roads Construction & Maintenance Guide. Contact us (607-255-8033 or for your copy or download it from the FHWA website.


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