New York

A consortium of engineers and traffic planners have teamed up on proposals to construct a series of vehicle-free "ribbon" bridges connecting Manhattan to New York City's the outer boroughs and New Jersey. The group is led by Samuel Schwartz, former Traffic Commissioner of the city's Department of Transportation.

Companies don't buy uber expensive pieces of heavy equipment because they are loyal to a brand or even to a dealer. While they may appreciate the heritage of a machine or be chummy with a dealership's CEO, they primarily want machines that dependably and efficiently work.

Art Garvey has joined the Baschmann Services sales staff. He will be representing both aggregate and earthmoving product lines, which include Kobelco, Hitachi, ASV, Anaconda, Carlton, KPI-JCI and others in the Southern Tier and central New York State.

Doosan Infracore North America LLC is partnering with Best Line Equipment to expand its dealer network in New Jersey and New York City. The new facility is Best Line Equipment's first New Jersey dealership and is located at 275 Clark Street, Keyport, N.J., just 8 mi.

NV5 Global Inc. , a provider of professional and technical engineering, geospatial and consulting solutions, announced recently that it has been awarded approximately $9 million in transportation infrastructure contracts in California (and N.Y.). These projects will provide engineering, construction inspection, and program management services for critical infrastructure projects related to roadway and pedestrian facility improvements, stormwater infrastructure improvements, and bridge rehabilitation.

USA Niagara (USAN) Development Corp. and New York State Parks announced June 22 the start of construction on a new pedestrian entry into Niagara Falls State Park. Located in the city of Niagara Falls at 305 Buffalo Ave., on the corner with Third Street, the entry goes through a one-acre-plus vacant parcel purchased by USAN through the Buffalo Billion strategic land acquisition program.

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), like the city it serves, truly is a department that never sleeps, as evidenced by the extreme circumstances it has had to manage during the coronavirus pandemic. Refuse and recycling collection has continued, though possibly at different times on different days, and despite a number of DSNY employees getting sick through the spring.

The New York City Department of Buildings released new COVID-19 safety guidelines for property owners and contractors as 33,556 non-essential construction sites get back to work as part of New York City's entrance into Phase One of New York State's reopening plan, which started June 8, 2020.

The New York State Thruway Authority board of directors approved the selection of a proposal to redevelop the 27 service areas located on the Thruway. Empire State Thruway Partners was selected from bids received in response to a Request for Proposals.

In late March, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that many construction projects in his state would be frozen due to the rapid and disastrous spread of COVID-19. The type of work contractors perform in the Empire State were placed on two lists: "essential" and "non-essential." with those in the latter category ordered to close until further notice.

Ferry Point Park, located in the Bronx, is in the midst of an $11 million, 18-month project to transform an old landfill into a pedestrian walkway, which is also inclusive of a salt-water marsh and parking lot. Key to the transformation is the collaboration of Pioneer Landscaping & Asphalt Paving Inc.