Better Roads

February 2014

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February 2014 Volume 84, Number 2 Contents Better Roads April 2013 1 PRODUCTS & SERVICE 30 New Road Products 33 Marketplace 35 Advertiser Index 3 Transportation Talk: How an extra penny tax on every dollar will fund a South Carolina county's transportation system. 27 In Court: The government denies a bid regarding a contract award to the second-lowest bidder based on a "best value" determination. 36 The Last Word: Winter weather war stories, a truck made of ice and a cool minivan "swagger wagon." COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS Contribute: If your agency or crew has worked on an exceptional project, or if you want to share your thoughts on current transporta- tion issues, email your ideas for a blog or contributed story to Online Managing Editor Amanda Bayhi at amanda.bayhi@randallreilly. com. com and Editor-at-Large Tina Grady Barbaccia at tinabarbaccia@ VIDEO: How To be a 'Pavement Management Rockstar' International Pavement Management Association (IPMA) Founder and Executive Director Blair Barnhardt, APM, stars in one of the association's "Tip of the Week" videos on improving roads. The Jesup Bridge in Buchanan County, Iowa, has been a vital market link for farmers and the community since it opened in the 1940s. When it became a safety hazard, the county knew it had to come up with a quick, cre- ative way to fund its reconstruction. Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Innovation Trending Online Subscribe to our newsletter! For daily news updates sent directly to your inbox, subscribe to our free newsletter. Visit to sign up. 5 /BetterRoadsMagazine @betterroads 12 21 ROAD SCIENCE: Materials that Make a Difference HIGHWAY CONTRACTOR: Running Shingles the Right Way Here's a sneak peak at the materials behind exceptional equipment for roadbuilding at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. Plus web exclusive coverage: A new generation of syn- thetic fibers. Running recycled asphalt singles and reclaimed asphalt pavement at the same can be a tricky busi- ness. Here is what you need to know about heat transfer for good mixing. Top Reads: • VIDEO: MoDOT battles winter weather with team of two plows. • World of Concrete coverage: News, products and more • Four common pavement preservation myths • "2014 State of the State" database highlights infrastructure talks in governors' speeches betterroads. com/?p=32427

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