2021, Oregon, Sustainability

Climate Change to Dominate Highway Policy, Top Transportation Lawmakers Say

This year’s update of the nation’s premier highway policy law will focus heavily on climate change initiatives, two congressional lawmakers central to passing that legislation told state officials Feb. 24. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House, and his Senate counterpart, Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom… Continue reading Climate Change to Dominate Highway Policy, Top Transportation Lawmakers Say

2021, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii, Pavement Preservation, Pavement Treatments, Porous Asphalt, Regions, Sustainability

HAPI Shorts – Lunch Time Lessons

In 2020, the Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry (HAPI) started their HAPI Shorts – Lunch Time Lessons program, consisting of weekly 30 to 40-minute presentations via a Zoom meeting. Last year they conducted 21 sessions with 13 unique subjects. Presentations were done by their executive director and a variety of guest speakers. The various sessions attracted… Continue reading HAPI Shorts – Lunch Time Lessons

2018, 2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Sustainability, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

How can EPDs be used to achieve environmental benefits?

Green public procurement (GPP) initiatives in the U.S.A. rely on the use of environmental product declarations (EPDs) of construction materials, including asphalt pavements. EPDs are not required by Federal laws or regulations. A recent study summarizes the current EPD developments and their uses to help achieve environmental benefits effectively. For more information, contact authors. 

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

Video: How State DOTs Work To Ensure NEPA Compliance

In this video from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Center for Environmental Excellence, Kyle Schneweis – the outgoing executive director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation – explains how NEPA assignments work to streamline the environmental review process without sacrificing environmental protections; saving both time and taxpayer dollars. Click here for the video… Continue reading Video: How State DOTs Work To Ensure NEPA Compliance

2020, Oregon, Porous Asphalt, Sustainability, Washington

Greenroads Highest Rated Project Ever – Washington state

North America has a new, high-scoring environmentally sound project thanks to porous asphalt paving design in the City of Tacoma, Washington. The Greenroads Foundation, headquartered in Washington, manages a third-party certification process that assesses the sustainability of transportation projects using the Greenroads Rating System. For 2020, the foundation has awarded the City of Tacoma’s East 40th Street… Continue reading Greenroads Highest Rated Project Ever – Washington state

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

TECH BRIEF: ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS

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

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

Western State DOTs Win Awards For Transportation Projects

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

2020, Asphalt Pavements, California, Sustainability

The latest pilot project utilizing recycled plastic in asphalt takes shape in Northern California

The following article is from the the August 3rd issue of the CalAPA Asphalt Insider. Click here for an article from NBC Bay Area about the same project.Adding recycled plastic to asphalt was tried out for the first time on a section of the state highway system in Northern California last week, giving Caltrans engineers… Continue reading The latest pilot project utilizing recycled plastic in asphalt takes shape in Northern California