CALTAP NEWS & EVENTS: January 24, 2024

Pavement Friction for Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety and NLTAPA Safety Work Group are hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar entitled Pavement Friction for Safety, on Thursday January 25th from 10:00 to 11:30am Pacific.

Join these presenters to learn about the use of pavement friction data for winter operations, as well as how to collect pavement friction data using a 3D laser imaging approach.

Hurry ... register now to attend!

UAS in Transportation Infrastructure

Join FHWA on February 7th, 2024, from 7 to 8:30am for a free webinar on the findings, best practices, and recommendations outlined in a study released by the Global Benchmarking Program (GBP) on the “Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Enhance the Design, Maintenance, Inspection, and Construction of Transportation Infrastructure”.

Panelists will include domestic and international subject matter experts.

Find out more and register here to attend!

Public Roads Magazine: Winter 2024

FHWA released their latest issue of Public Roads magazine, with articles focusing on infrastructure sustainability, safety enhancements, congestion management, emerging technologies, and training updates.

The Winter 2024 Issue Includes:

Download the complete version!

EDC-7 Fireside Chat: Funding Strategies

FHWA has posted the recording for their November 30th, 2023, Fireside Chat on Funding Strategies, a virtual event covering proven funding strategies from workforce development programs and how their impactful partnerships have resulted in access to invaluable resources.

Join April Hendricks-Brown (MoDOT) and James Fults (MDOT) to learn how their state DOTs successfully partnered with local organizations to access funding, training, and recruitment/placement capabilities.

Watch the 80-minute presentation

USDOT Awards $813M in SS4A Grant Funding

USDOT has announced the award of $813M in Safe Streets & Roads for All grants to 385 regional, local, and tribal communities for projects that improve safety and help prevent roadway deaths and serious. These awards include 48 Implementation Grants focused on safety projects and strategies and 337 Planning & Demonstration Grants.

Learn more about SS4A funding opportunities

Innovation Spotlight:

Virtual Public Involvement

FHWA's Innovation of the Month features the Missoula MPO's approach to engaging more citizens via Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) tools.

When planning for reconstruction of a central downtown city corridor, the goal was to give residents the ability to be as engaged as possible. Missoula MPO developed an Engage Missoula website where participants could sign up for notices, learn about the project, and submit questions.

Checkout the rest of this MPO experience!

Nondestructive Testing in Pavement QA

NCHRP's "Incorporating Nondestructive Testing in Quality Assurance of Highway Pavement Construction" is now available to assist state DOTs in selecting and incorporating nondestructive testing into their Quality Assurance programs for highway pavement construction.

Checkout the full publication here!

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