2019, Nevada, Sustainability

Report Encourages Electrification of Nevada’s Transportation System

“Electrifying the movement of goods and people around the state moves the needle forward on all of Nevada’s priorities for growth and livability – energy independence, clean energy, clean air, economic mobility, and an efficient transportation system,” the report noted. Click here to learn more about this potential change to Nevada's transportation system. Courtesy of… Continue reading Report Encourages Electrification of Nevada’s Transportation System

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Washington

The Path to a Specification Update: Oscillatory Rollers for HMA Bridge Deck Paving

A Western/Pacific Smooth Ride Sentinel 1st time exclusive! by David Gent, P.E., Executive Director Washington Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has long used relatively thin (typically less than two-inch depth) hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlays, often in combination with waterproofing membranes, to protect concrete bridge decks from surface wear… Continue reading The Path to a Specification Update: Oscillatory Rollers for HMA Bridge Deck Paving

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Plants, Washington

Asphalt Institute Mix Design Technology Certification Course

April 9-12, 2019 Washington DOT Materials Lab 1655 S. Second Avenue SW Tumwater, Washington The Asphalt Institute Mix Design Technology Certification (MDT) course provides advanced technicians, designers, and engineers responsible for mix designs with a thorough understanding of the properties of the materials which compose asphalt mixtures, as well as the physical and mathematical processes… Continue reading Asphalt Institute Mix Design Technology Certification Course

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Utah

In addition to north-south routes, UDOT says their east-west feeders also need work

The transportation department has hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in near future projects on high-capacity, north-south running highways.  But the state says work also needs to be done on several east-west routes that feed into them. “We have a lot of great north-south projects going on,” UDOT Region One Director Lisa Wilson recently told… Continue reading In addition to north-south routes, UDOT says their east-west feeders also need work

2019, California, Sustainability

Caltrans to Use EPDs in Pilot Tests

Last month, the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) hosted a webinar on environmental product declarations (EPDs). During the webinar, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced an initial list of four asphalt pavement projects that will request EPDs as part of the bid. This is part of a pilot project designed to allow Caltrans to… Continue reading Caltrans to Use EPDs in Pilot Tests