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

Study: Plastic Use in Asphalt Pavements Showing Promising Results

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

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Oregon

Gas Tax Revenues in Oregon will Decline $125 million

Early projections are gas tax revenues in Oregon will decline $125 million from March 2020 through March 2021 — the taxes raised $625 million in the 2019 fiscal year — in conjunction with stay-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic and could fall further if traffic remains light.The Oregon Department of Transportation estimated traffic in… Continue reading Gas Tax Revenues in Oregon will Decline $125 million

2020, Arizona, People, Safety

Arizona Department of Transportation announces finalists for sign writing contest

Vote for your favorite messages out of the 12 finalists in ADOT's Safety Messages Contest. Doug Pacey of ADOT Communications said this is the fourth year of the Safety Message Contest and there were over 4,000 messages about safe driving submitted. From May 11-17, people can vote for their favorite. Click here for additional information… Continue reading Arizona Department of Transportation announces finalists for sign writing contest

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

Highway Funding Essential to Moving America Forward Amid Pandemic

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

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