Better Roads

March 2014

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March 2014 Volume 84, Number 3 Contents Better Roads April 2013 1 PRODUCTS & SERVICE 24 New Road Products 26 Advertiser Index 27 Marketplace 3 Transportation Talk: Are we able to stop a painful transportation revenue situation before funds run out for HTF? 22 In Court: Why it's important for contractors to understand the distinc- tions between public works versus pri- vate works of improvements 28 The Last Word: The saga con- tinues with "Booth babes and the S.T.E.A.M. professions," plus how "eye candy" can harm credibility. 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: The Coldest Place on Earth and an Antarctica Condition 1 Storm One video looks at how NASA discover the coldest place on Earth, while another video features a tour of a frozen dorm in Antarctica during a Condition 1 Storm. More at From the havoc severe winter weather has wreaked this year to sustainability in action and lessons learned from other agencies, here's a look at the latest in snow and ice control and a sneak peek at the upcoming American Public Works Association Snow Show. Web extras: "Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness" and "Winter Stormfighting Fact Sheet" Innovations for Snowfighters Trending Online Subscribe to our newsletter! For daily news updates sent directly to your inbox, subscribe to our free newsletter. Visit to sign up. 4 /BetterRoadsMagazine @betterroads 11 15 ROAD SCIENCE: Special Report from TRB meeting APPLICATIONS & INNOVATIONS: HIGHWAY CONTRACTOR: The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt The latest National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) survey of asphalt producers' use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt find nearly a quarter of all asphalt produced during the 2012 construction season was produced using warm-mix asphalt technologies. Web extra: "Dredged Material Mostly Clay, Sand." As prices for asphalt cement and polymer have shot up dramatically, agencies and contractors are looking for ways to hold the line on the cost of asphalt pavements. Top Reads: • Be one of the fi rst to drive the 2015 Ford F-150: • Foxx: Highway Trust Fund 'on track to bounce checks before FY 2015': Contributed: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget: Michigan DOT transportation maintenance coordinator Todd Rowley tells Dan Zapotok, land management portfolio manager for DuPont Crop Protection, about fi ve ways managers can fi nd resourceful ways to manage roadside vegetation:

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