On August 9, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill renaming a portion of State Route 17 in memory of CSEA member and New York State Department of Transportation worker Dennis “Matt” Howe, who died in March from injuries sustained when a tractor-trailer collided with his DOT truck along Route 17 in Tioga County.
“When Matt Howe died, our union family suffered a horrible loss. On behalf of the thousands of CSEA members working in transportation, we appreciate the recognition to honor his sacrifice,” CSEA President Danny Donohue said. “As we dedicate the highway in his memory, we will rededicate our union to working with state officials to make sure our brave men and women working along our highways and roadways are as safe as possible, given the dangerous work they do. Matt and his family deserve nothing less.”