The Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and federal territories. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding are available on the FAA website. The total includes over $1 billion… Continue reading U.S. DOT Announces More Than $1.2 Billion in Airport Grants
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) created the Everyday Counts (EDC) program to promote ready-to-use strategies for the improvement of the transportation systems throughout the United States. In 2017, EDC-4 included the use of pavement preservation strategies (i.e. HMA overlays). As part of this effort, the agency developed a free mobile device app loaded with a… Continue reading FHWA rolls out free inspection checklist app
Caltrans on Friday published long-sought technical guidance to address industry concerns with regard to the Hamburg Wheel Track Test (HWTT) for Hot Mix Asphalt mixes. The Construction Policy Directive (CPD) replaces the AASHTO T324 test reference and HWTT requirements on existing projects with the recently completed CT389 test method and revised acceptance requirements. The CPD… Continue reading Caltrans issues formal guidance to address HWTT variability for HMA-A mixes
The United States is the world’s leading exporter of both sand and asphalt. Hawaii, however, purchases the former from Canada and the latter from China among other countries. In the case of asphalt, buying from the mainland is not even an option as the Jones Act fleet lacks dedicated asphalt/bitumen tankers to transport it. Access… Continue reading How the Jones Act affects asphalt prices in Hawaii
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
Utah lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the possibility of borrowing $500 million through bonding to keep transportation projects on track that might otherwise be slowed during the pandemic and to take advantage of low interest rates. Click here for the rest of the story from The Salt Lake Tribune.
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
Martin Marietta, Lakewood, CO, had produced and worked with both warm mix asphalt and stone matrix asphalt before, but last year for the first time they combined the two on two road paving projects where half of the road was owned by Lakewood and half by Denver. Click here for more about this NAPA award… Continue reading WMA, SMA Mix Design Produces Smooth Road
Between the effects of the pandemic and the hammer to the economy, ODOT is faced with a $170-million revenue shortfall in 2020 and '21. That's just the start... click here to learn more in this news report from Channel 13 KVAL in Eugene, OR.
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