2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Martin Marietta Materials CEO is bullish as he expects more federal spending on roads

KEY POINTS- The Biden administration is expected to focus on infrastructure spending after a new Covid-19 stimulus bill is signed.- Martin Marietta Materials CEO Ward Nye said he welcomed the White House's efforts, which come during a booming homebuilding market. Martin Marietta Materials CEO Ward Nye was optimistic about his company's prospects on Monday as… Continue reading Martin Marietta Materials CEO is bullish as he expects more federal spending on roads

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

States’ COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

Congress, at the behest of President Joe Biden, is hashing out its own major infrastructure plan, but some governors and legislatures figure they can go ahead and make critical one-time investments in road construction, broadband or other infrastructure projects. Some also are looking to target long-term funding for bigger-ticket items. “Our needs are so great.… Continue reading States’ COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

2021, People, Washington

WSDOT Installs Gold Star Memorial Highway Signs

The Washington State Department of Transportation recently unveiled new signs along the 12-mile long State Route 902 designating it as a Gold Star Memorial Highway. [Above photo by the WSDOT.] SR 902 is the primary route traveled to reach Medical Lake, home to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, the agency said; the final resting place… Continue reading WSDOT Installs Gold Star Memorial Highway Signs

2021, Oregon, People

Oregon Tests Voluntary Road-Use Fee to Shore Up Gas Tax

Oregon is moving forward with a voluntary road-usage fee program as a potential means of shoring up the diminishing highway funding normally gathered through gasoline taxes.  The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently signed an agreement with Azuga, a connected vehicles technology provider, to serve as the account management provider for an upcoming six-month pilot project.… Continue reading Oregon Tests Voluntary Road-Use Fee to Shore Up Gas Tax

2021, Asphalt Pavements, Utah

Massive $2.26B transportation proposal would be biggest in Utah’s history

House Majority Leader Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, is sponsoring HB433, which would authorize the issuance of $1.4 billion in bonds for transportation and transit projects, plus nearly $823 million in one-time general fund revenues.  Schultz’s bill would pump $621.3 million for land acquisition, construction, reconstruction or renovation of a slew of other projects that have been… Continue reading Massive $2.26B transportation proposal would be biggest in Utah’s history

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, Guam, Plants

New HAPI Member – Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation

Please welcome new HAPI member Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation located in Guam. Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation (HRP) presently does business on the islands of  Guam and two Islands of the Northern Marianas, Saipan and Tinian. HRP was formed in 1958 by Dillingham Corporation.  It was purchased by Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Development (MCCD) in 1990.  HRP… Continue reading New HAPI Member – Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

FHWA Technical Briefs – FHWA’s Asphalt Density Demonstration Project

FHWA has recently published a series of four Technical Briefs developed in cooperation with the University of Nevada Reno. These Technical Briefs provide an overview of FHWA’s demonstration project on Enhancing Durability of Asphalt Pavements Through Increased In-place Density. The overall objective of the demonstration project was to show that additional density could be obtained… Continue reading FHWA Technical Briefs – FHWA’s Asphalt Density Demonstration Project