Welcome 2011

2011 is now upon us. As we transition this first week (with multiple annotations of 2010 on documents that will take place by mistake I’m sure) here are some interesting facts about the number between 10 and 12.

  • 11 is a prime number
  • Apollo 11 was the first NASA manned space craft to land on the moon
  • The state of New York is the 11th state in the Constitution
  • The only National Football League Team to retire #11 was the New York Giants to honor quarterback Phil Simms
  • The maple leaf on the Canadian Flag has 11 points
  • The quote “Ours go up to 11,” referencing amplifiers was made famous in the 1984 mockumentary film “This is Spinal Tap.”

Happy New Year everyone. Vermont Local Roads is excited to begin its second year providing this blog as an additional resource as a means to dissimulate information. Look for weekly toolbox talks, links to current news articles, workshop summaries and more here in the coming year. Subscribe using the panel to the right to have new posts sent directly to your inbox. Also feel free to comment and start a dialogue for any post. Any feedback is also welcome and extremely useful.

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About vtlocalroads

The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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