"The responsibilities and organizational structure of local highway departments, and manner and extent that they interact, vary across the state. What is common, however, is a culture of cooperation with other departments. Shared service arrangements are not new to New York’s municipal governments. There are many examples of counties, towns, villages and cities coming together to jointly perform public functions more efficiently. This is certainly the case for highway services where cooperative arrangements, both formal and informal, are prevalent."
"This guide is designed to assist local government managers and elected officials with varying levels of expertise and resources, to identify opportunities to share highway services and to develop and implement sharing agreements."
Developing Intermunicipal Arrangements for Highway Services: A Guide for Local Government Officials