Guardian 2 is now available through Caterpillar dealers for use on light vehicles and on-highway trucks. The system monitors driver fatigue and distraction, and is similar to technology currently being used on mining trucks. Click here for the complete article, including a Caterpillar produced video explaining how the monitoring system works, from Construction Equipment.
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
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
Hungry for Asphalt? HAPI is pleased to announce our new “HAPI Shorts” program - weekly lunch time sessions to satisfy your hunger. Each week (typically on Wednesday) at 11:30 a.m., we will conduct a 20 to 30-minute presentation via a Zoom meeting. Our goal is to build a library of 10 to 15 sessions on topics such as specifying… Continue reading HAPI Shorts – Lunch Lessons
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