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

U.S. DOT Announces More Than $1.2 Billion in Airport Grants

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

2020, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Pavement Treatments, Regions, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

FHWA rolls out free inspection checklist app

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

2020, Asphalt Pavements, California

Caltrans issues formal guidance to address HWTT variability for HMA-A mixes

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

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii

How the Jones Act affects asphalt prices in Hawaii

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

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