Utah lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the possibility of borrowing $500 million through bonding to keep transportation projects on track that might otherwise be slowed during the pandemic and to take advantage of low interest rates. Click here for the rest of the story from The Salt Lake Tribune.
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
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
Due to COVID-19’s negative impact on transportation revenues, states are delaying and even cancelling projects, making immediate federal highway funding crucial to protecting jobs and maintaining our roadways. Greenbelt, Maryland — As jobless claims exceed 20 million amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the asphalt pavement industry, as part of the broader transportation infrastructure sector, has continued… Continue reading Highway Funding Essential to Moving America Forward Amid Pandemic
This year's Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA) convention was the largest to date in attendance and exhibitor participation. The conference featured more than 1,100 attendees and 85 exhibitors, and along with an exceptional line-up of speakers and educational sessions, the convention delivered something for everyone. Click here to hear from both the outgoing and incoming… Continue reading Utah Asphalt Pavement Association Picks New President
Fletcher, who has been in the field of emergency management for 40 years, stressed the importance of building relationships with disaster mitigation workers and policymakers — preferably before a crisis event occurs. “The role of the policymakers is critical. It’s critical in preparedness. It’s critical in response,” Fletcher said. “Having a good relationship is a… Continue reading Experts Offer Best Practices for Coronavirus Response
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is seeking Congressional support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for the transportation sector due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, along with “an immediate and temporary” nationwide waiver of federal truck weight restrictions. Click here for the complete article from AASHTO Journal.… Continue reading AASHTO Seeks Fiscal ‘Backstop’ for Transportation Due to Coronavirus
The third edition of the Asphalt Institute’s “MS 22 – Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements” is now available. For 35 years, this book has served as the Asphalt Institute’s comprehensive manual on asphalt pavement construction. It has been widely seen as one of the finest resources on the topic. Click here for additional information and… Continue reading Updated MS-22 Manual is Now Available
The Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA) recently held the UAPA Fall Conference (formerly known as the Southern Utah Asphalt Seminar) in St. George in early November. A record number of attendees and exhibitors were at the event showcasing a Welcome Address from Dr. Williams, the President of Dixie State University, and a panel discussion from… Continue reading UAPA Reaches New Milestone with Creation of Regional Leadership Council and Expanded Conference
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?