Kris Strickler is being promoted to run the Oregon Transportation Department. He has billions to spend and thousands of employees to manage while addressing outside critics. Click here for the article By Claire Withycombe - Oregon Capital Bureau (9/23/19). Note, you may need an account to access story.
Utahns recognize that the state per-gallon gasoline tax doesn’t pay for all the road needs and that sales tax is diverted to roads, but they don’t like the idea of raising the gas tax, and they really don’t like the idea of charging tolls on some major roads, a new Analytics survey finds. But like… Continue reading How should your state fund road needs?
CalAPA member Sully-Miller brought in to make temporary post-quake repairs permanent on desert highway Asphalt's ability to get transportation facilities up and running quickly following a major disaster received worldwide attention earlier this month as the largest quakes in 20 years struck Southern California. The remote location in the sparsely populated desert about 125 miles… Continue reading CalAPA member Sully-Miller makes temporary post-quake repairs permanent
The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) is working with engineering firm CH2M Hill/Jacobs Engineering to boost the island’s sustainability by greening its infrastructure. In particular, The Guam Daily Post reports, the agency is looking to promote the use of recyclable materials in road construction. Although the report doesn’t include many details. However, given that asphalt… Continue reading Guam Looks to Green Infrastructure
We had posted an article about the use of oscillatory rollers for HMA on bridge decks (click here to go to that article). The backstory to this Aurora Bridge article is that the paving contractor (Lakeside Industries) is getting great compaction results using three (3) oscillatory rollers. Click here to learn about another summer, another… Continue reading Weekend-long lane reductions coming to Aurora Bridge
The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) was invited to write an article for Road & Bridges magazine: “How a Kalaeloa Facility has served the asphalt industry In Hawaii for over a decade.” The article, published on June 27th, was featured in their week’s Top 5 newsletters, which consists of the top stories they've written in… Continue reading How a Kalaeloa Facility has served the asphalt industry In Hawaii for over a decade
(Hawaii) Gov. David Ige passed a bill this week codifying a policy to eliminate traffic fatalities statewide through better traffic engineering and emergency response strategies. The bill requires the state Department of Transportation and all county transportation departments to adopt “Vision Zero” traffic policies. Click here to learn what Hawaii has in mind. What's the goal… Continue reading ‘Vision Zero’ program aims to reduce traffic fatalities