Click here for the complete article from the AASHTO Journal. A couple of highlights from the article are shown below. The Oregon Department of Transportation is using the focus on pedestrian safety to bring attention to “White Cane Safety Day,” which falls on October 15. Established by Congress in 1964, “White Can Safety Day” aims… Continue reading State DOTs Push Protective Measures During Pedestrian Safety Month
Will self-driving cars become a realty in the near future? Click here for an article in Road/Show by CNET for the latest that Telsa has to offer. According to Elon Musk's Twitter account, a limited version of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) upgrade of its Autopilot software will make its way to owners starting next Tuesday.… Continue reading Tesla will release ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta next week, Musk says
Click here for a recent resolution from WASHTO (Western Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials) on addressing systemic racism. WASHTO covers all of the APA Western/Pacific states (and others).
Inside this issue:- Get Ready for Every Day Counts Round Six- Agencies CHANGE Hydraulic Modeling Approach- Playing the A-GaME to Improve Reliability and Reduce Risk- Innovation Synergy- Iowa Creates Virtual Public Involvement Tool- States Innovate- FHWA Innovation Conversation- About Innovator
Is this happening in your state? More people are dying on our roads, despite reduced traffic from the pandemic. Colorado’s Department of Transportation says deadly crashes are up 20 percent in southeast Colorado. The agency says the trend is surprising and concerning. Click here for the complete story from KKTV.
A recent Asphalt Pro article discusses mental health and suicide prevention efforts in Oregon. Cal Beyer is the vice president of workforce risk & mental wellbeing for CSDZ, a construction risk management firm. John Hickey is the executive director of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon (APAO). CAL BEYER: I remember when APAO first started… Continue reading Candid Safety Efforts in Oregon
The Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and federal territories. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding are available on the FAA website. The total includes over $1 billion… Continue reading U.S. DOT Announces More Than $1.2 Billion in Airport Grants
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) created the Everyday Counts (EDC) program to promote ready-to-use strategies for the improvement of the transportation systems throughout the United States. In 2017, EDC-4 included the use of pavement preservation strategies (i.e. HMA overlays). As part of this effort, the agency developed a free mobile device app loaded with a… Continue reading FHWA rolls out free inspection checklist app
Caltrans on Friday published long-sought technical guidance to address industry concerns with regard to the Hamburg Wheel Track Test (HWTT) for Hot Mix Asphalt mixes. The Construction Policy Directive (CPD) replaces the AASHTO T324 test reference and HWTT requirements on existing projects with the recently completed CT389 test method and revised acceptance requirements. The CPD… Continue reading Caltrans issues formal guidance to address HWTT variability for HMA-A mixes
The United States is the world’s leading exporter of both sand and asphalt. Hawaii, however, purchases the former from Canada and the latter from China among other countries. In the case of asphalt, buying from the mainland is not even an option as the Jones Act fleet lacks dedicated asphalt/bitumen tankers to transport it. Access… Continue reading How the Jones Act affects asphalt prices in Hawaii