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
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
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
Communicating Environmental Impact for Transportation Products 1 State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are continually assessing and choosing materials or technologies to meet their transportation needs. As part of this assessment, DOTs are turning to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to quantify the environmental impacts associated with those products. For the complete FHWA Tech Brief, please visit: https://lnkd.in/gMjWs9p
A batch of transportation projects across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington State earned regional recognition in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, make infrastructure more resilient, while improving the quality of life for their communities. Click here for the complete story from AASHTO.org including a… Continue reading Western State DOTs Win Awards For Transportation Projects
Between the effects of the pandemic and the hammer to the economy, ODOT is faced with a $170-million revenue shortfall in 2020 and '21. That's just the start... click here to learn more in this news report from Channel 13 KVAL in Eugene, OR.
The Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon (APAO) is not a politically-focused organization and usually does not comment on legislative issues. However, they felt compelled to speak up because transportation infrastructure is at a critical stage with the looming expiration of the FAST Act, worsening road conditions, and the need to support family-wage jobs in a… Continue reading Oregon Asphalt Pavement Association Supports Increased Funding for Infrastructure
Plastics Industry Association and NCAT study shows that asphalt formulations using recycled polyethylene (rPE) film recovered from retail locations could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations. Click here for complete article from For Construction Pros.com You can read the full NCAT and WRI study here. Conclusions from the study:Although this… Continue reading Study: Plastic Use in Asphalt Pavements Showing Promising Results