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View from the Road
David Orr, PE
In the last month I have been travelling a little bit for work; actually, the staff would say a lot. I have driven across the state from Buffalo to Saratoga Springs. I have flown to Madison, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana (with an hour drive each time after landing). I have even taken a bus to New York City with a train trip to Washington, DC.
What I kept being reminded of while travelling was our amazing ability to travel long distances quickly and safely. I also saw evidence (both personally and in the news) of how fragile that ability is. Whether a closed road due to a flood, a pothole-filled highway causing an accident, or a delay caused by an emergency repair, it does not take much to slow us down.
I wanted to thank all of you who made my (and everyone's) travels possible by building and maintaining the amazing infrastructure system we have. We need to make sure that our infrastructure stays a priority to help the economy and allow us to stay connected across our state, the nation, and the world.
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