2020, Colorado, People

Navigating and Adjusting to COVID-19’s Economic Impacts

by Mike Skinner, P.E., Director of Engineering, CAPA With trillions of dollars lost across the global economy within the last few months, economic recovery is the world’s top priority. In early spring, the United States had the strongest economy in its history with record unemployment and the highest stock market recorded. However, within two months… Continue reading Navigating and Adjusting to COVID-19’s Economic Impacts

2020, People, Utah

Utah Asphalt Pavement Association Picks New President

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

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People

Colorado Dept. of Transportation Selected as 2020 Colorado Owner of the Year

Shoshana Lew, CDOT executive director thought instead of starting with the age-old question of “how do we pay for it?” the agency is asking “what challenges do we face as a community and what infrastructure investments will help solve them?” She believes that reframing the question has helped prioritize the agency’s investments to maximize the… Continue reading Colorado Dept. of Transportation Selected as 2020 Colorado Owner of the Year

2020, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Experts Offer Best Practices for Coronavirus Response

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

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Utah, Washington

AASHTO Seeks Fiscal ‘Backstop’ for Transportation Due to Coronavirus

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

2020, Nevada, People

Nevada eyes funding options as gas tax revenue declines

A portion of Nevada's highway maintenance and construction fund comes from taxes collected on every gallon of gasoline sold. As more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles hit the roads, less gasoline is being purchased, and less revenue is collected from the gas tax. How can Nevada ensure that all vehicle owners contribute equally to the highway… Continue reading Nevada eyes funding options as gas tax revenue declines

2020, People, Safety, Washington

NAPA’s 2019 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award

Congratulations to Lakeside Industries Inc. who won the award for their Field Trauma Kit for Worksites. This kit is designed to provide intermediate life support before paramedics arrive on the scene in the event of a traumatic workplace injury. It consists of a 10-gallon waterproof, yellow dry bag that is packed with various first-aid supplies… Continue reading NAPA’s 2019 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People, Safety

Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

The Gap is the longest construction zone in the state. “There’s incidents in all construction zones. This one’s just a long stretch of road, and not many interchanges,” said Jori Ernst, CDOT’s Section 10 Superintendent. “So there could be a 4-5 mile stretch where there’s no interchanges.” To help mitigate issues that pop up in… Continue reading Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Guam, People

Seabees Engage in Asphalt Training in Guam

For members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5), December included a full round of asphalt paving skills training, NMCB-5 equipment operators detailed to Guam used asphalt pavers to laydown sand as part of their training. NMCB-5 is deployed across the Indo-Pacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen… Continue reading Seabees Engage in Asphalt Training in Guam