Community concerns result in changes in Hawaii DOT plans. Residents along Farrington Highway from Kaena point to Makaha Beach will see lane closures, a weekend traffic detour and at least one day where the highway is completely closed while the Hawaii Department of Transportation replaces two bridges near Makaha Beach Park. “The community was understandably… Continue reading HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests
Someday we may be constructing smart roads . . . The focus on autonomous vehicle technology should not be isolated to the car itself, but also in upgrading the actual road infrastructure. State-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) to advance smart infrastructure will not only help driverless vehicles understand the roads better, but also improve overall road… Continue reading OPINION: Why smart roads are just as important as autonomous vehicles
Established in 2021, the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those individuals that have: Made significant and lasting contributions to the Asphalt Paving Industry.Unselfishly and generously served HAPI and the industry.Demonstrated a consistent high standard of ethics.Made outstanding contributions of time and or ideas to the industry.Helped mold our industry,… Continue reading HAPI Hall of Fame
The Washington State Department of Transportation recently unveiled new signs along the 12-mile long State Route 902 designating it as a Gold Star Memorial Highway. [Above photo by the WSDOT.] SR 902 is the primary route traveled to reach Medical Lake, home to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, the agency said; the final resting place… Continue reading WSDOT Installs Gold Star Memorial Highway Signs
Oregon is moving forward with a voluntary road-usage fee program as a potential means of shoring up the diminishing highway funding normally gathered through gasoline taxes. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently signed an agreement with Azuga, a connected vehicles technology provider, to serve as the account management provider for an upcoming six-month pilot project.… Continue reading Oregon Tests Voluntary Road-Use Fee to Shore Up Gas Tax
This handy 6-page Fact Sheet funded by Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) explains asphalt pavement material production (APM) and that emissions from APM facilities do NOT pose a risk to public health even at locations as close as 100 feet from an APM facility. This document was developed for CAPA by environmental consultant Tetra Tec… Continue reading Breathing Easy With The Asphalt Production Industry
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).