Left: Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show - Planning Committee, 1-8-19 
Center: New CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew (middle) speaks at the monthly Transportation Commission meeting, 1-17-19.
Right: CAPA/El Paso County/Colorado Springs Coordination Meeting, 1-10-19
Volume 14, Number 01                                           Janaury 18,  2019
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
Upcoming Webinar:  Moisture Management of Aggregates at Asphalt Plants  - January 24.  This webinar will be led by Michael Wordmen, VP of QC, Pennsy Supply Inc. a CRH Company of Harrisburg, PA.  To register for this or to see all of the scheduled webinars,  Use this link.
Industry News industry_news
2019 Local Agency Pavement Condition and  Funding Summary Data Available!

CAPA has published the 2019 Local Agency Summary Pavement Condition Report and it is available to download from the CAPA Website. Across the state there are 88,000 lane miles of asphalt and Local Agencies are responsible for funding and maintaining 74% of that network (over 65,000 lane miles). Seventy-nine agencies have provided street funding and condition data in the 2019 edition. Agency feedback continues to be very supportive "Thanks for taking the time to compile all of this information, it is very useful"... "Thanks for sharing other agencies responses so we can see where we are"..."Thank you for continuing to put this together". Of the agencies that reported both 2018 and 2019 data, 61% reported an increase in their streets budget (+55.5M), 3% reported the same budget and 36% reported a decrease (-$20.6M) with an overall net increase of $34.8M to streets programs statewide. Budget data also indicates that Capital Project spending is up +22% (up from 21% increase in 2018), Mill & Overlay programs have increased +11% (down from 19% increase in 2018) and Maintenance Programs have increased +209% (up from 12% increase in 2018). Agencies are reporting that over $291M has been budgeted for 2019 Annual Street Improvement Programs with an additional $336M in Capital Projects....that's a total of over $627M being spent by Local Agencies this year on streets and infrastructure across Colorado. For more information contact CAPA's Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner at mikeskinner@co-asphalt.com.  
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!  Register today for the 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show planned for February 27 - March 1, 2019. A preliminary agenda has been developed and the theme is Education, Technology, and Leadership.   Registration is open for attendee's  and for Exhibitors and Sponsors,  please click on the Exhibitor/Sponsor tab to register. We hope to see you there! 

NEW for 2019:
1.  One day Plant Session.
2.  Expanded focus on innovations, new technology.
3.  Women in Asphalt breakout session.
The 2019 CAPA Membership Directory has been mailed. You should see your copy any day now. If you didn't get one or would like additional copies, let us know.

Thanks to our publishing partner Jo Taylor for creating the best directory in the country!  
2019 Asphalt Industry Outlook  Tom Peterson led a webinar on January 9 regarding an industry outlook for 2019.  Click to view a pdf of the Power Point presentation.   CAPA is estimating that 9 Million tons of asphalt materials were placed in Colorado in 2018.  We are estimating 9.5 Million tons in 2019.  ( Download the OUTLOOK)
2019 Colorado Business - 
Economic Outlook 
Colorado's 2019 economic forecast includes reports on industry sectors, and counties and regions around the state.

Colorado adopts California style Emission Standards - Will affect new vehicles starting with 2022 model year

Colorado is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting Low Emission Vehicle Standards, requiring new vehicles starting with the 2022 model year to meet strict standards for fuel economy and exhaust emissions.  T he  Colorado Air Quality Control Commission's vote took place on Nov. 16. One of the nine commissioners was recused from the vote, and it passed 8-0.   "This is a win for the state," said Anita Seitz, a Westminster city councilor and the president of  Colorado Communities for Climate Action , a coalition of Colorado governments that advocates for state and federal policies to protect Colorado's climate.  Read More
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSTYLVANIA - Transportation officials hope a new law will make Pennsylvania's highway work zones safer. 
Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation that allows the use of automated work zone vehicles by PennDOT and the Turnpike Commission.   READ MORE
"Best in Colorado"  Asphalt Pavement Awards - Update 
Join us for the 25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Pavement Awards Dinner & Program planned for Wednesday, February 27.   The reception is from 4:30pm - 6:15pm, and the dinner at 6:30pm. Ticket details will be available by February 1, 2019.  
Congratulations to Jim McCormick of McCormick Excavation & Paving Inc
. on his appointment to the CAPA Board of Directors.  McCormick Excavation & Paving has facilities in Stratton, Limon, Yuma, and Colby, Kansas.
"Roads of Colorado" calendar 
is available from the CAPA Office. A copy has been sent to all member companies.  Contact us for additional copies at the  CAPA Office and let us know how many you would like to receive.  A highlight of the calendar are great photos of asphalt paving and completed projects from around the state.  
CDOT Welcomes New Executive Director Shoshana Lew  Newly elected Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently appointed Shoshana M. Lew as the new Executive Director for CDOT. She is charged with leading the department in planning for and addressing Colorado's transportation needs, as well as overseeing 3,000 employees statewide and an annual budget this year of approximately $2 billion.  Prior to coming to Colorado, Ms. Lew served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT). She also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at USDOT.  Ms. Lew has worked in other areas of the federal government including the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget and Domestic Policy Council within the White House. Prior to her federal service, she worked at the Brookings Institution. She is a graduate of Harvard College with a B.A. in history and also has an M.A. in history from Northwestern University.   Her father, Jack Lew, was the Secretary of the Treasury for the Obama Administration.      
Two Iranian men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in New Jersey for the ransomware attacks on the Colorado Department of Transportation that disrupted the department in February and March and cost the state more than $1 million to clean up.
Polis seeking more money for oil-and-gas regulators - but not for transportation infrastructure  Many of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis' budget additions were not a surprise, given the policies he emphasized, both on the campaign trail and over his first week in office.    (Read More)  
Republican Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert
: " We have $1.2 B in extra revenue, provide $336 M to infrastructure."   January 4, 2019


The Thin Lift Technical Task Force met on Wednesday January 16th. The specification was altered a bit and the definitions  of road conditions were discussed and approved. CDOT will make the necessary edits to the spec and send it back to CAPA for comments prior to presenting it to the MAC for final approval and then on to the Joint Specifications committee   

Technical Task Force Schedule set for Fall/Winter/Spring 2018-2019  The Asphalt Industry Forum (AIF) effort is in full swing.  Our most recent meeting was held on December 6.  Listed below are the meeting dates for the coming season.  To be added to the meeting notice list, contact Tom Clayton.    

    • AIF Interim Meeting #2, 1pm - 3pm, Tuesday, Feb. 26, CDOT N. Holly.
    • AIF Close Out Meeting, 1pm - 3pm, Brannan Sand & Gravel, Lipan.   

The January/February 2019 issue of Asphalt Pavement Magazine is now available!

World of Asphalt 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 12 to 14, More information
 Did you know the CAPA Staff will come to your facility or office and provide a Asphalt "Lunch and Learn" ?
Answer:    Yes. We are happy to come out and provide specialized training for contractors, consultants, Cities and Counties as needed on the design, and construction of Asphalt Paving Materials (APM). The sessions can be customized based on your desires.    To inquire about this specialized training contact Tom Clayton or Mike Skinner  
Training and Education Training
Please join the APWA Colorado Chapter for the Annual Construction Inspection Conference on January 31 & February 1, 2019 at the University of Colorado South Denver (formerly The Wildlife Experience) at 10035 S. Peoria Street, Parker, Colorado 80134.  Details can be obtained on the attached registration summary.  The cost for the conference is $200 for two days and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.  
Conference  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019.
Additional for 2019: The APWA Colorado Chapter Construction Inspection Conference is partnering with the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association-Rocky Mountain Asphalt Education Center to provide additional training for Conference Attendees on January 30, 2019. See more 
Asphalt Lunch & Learns/Short Courses
- available upon request by members.  Asphalt Training that comes to you!  When you want it, where you want it, and how you want it.  Attached are the promotional flyers on each type of training.  Great for new employees and those wishing for a refresher.  Learn more!
The first Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course for 2019  will be on Janaury 15 to 18.   Attendee's can attend 1 day or stay all 4 depending on the level of instruction desired.  This course is great for new employees or those interested in cross-training or a refresher.   Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski   See all of the 2019 Intro to PC/OA Course dates
The 2019 RMAEC Webinar Schedule Published.  The subjects are varied and diverse. See the entire 2019 line up by clicking here. You can register for any or all of the webinar session on the page you will be directed to by clicking the link above. 
Parting Shots PartingShots
Women in Asphalt .  Congratulations to the most recently recognized Women in Asphalt Abby Galser of Martin Marietta and
Nicki Upright from CDOT
The third episode of "Women of Asphalt": "Where We Belong, Paving Her  Own Way", Podcast JUST RELEASED! Listen as Abby Glasser, Project Coordinator at Martin Marietta describes splitting her time between the field and the office, her search for guidance and industry knowledge, and why any interested, ambitious woman can achieve her own success in the asphalt industry.   #womenofasphalt   
See Nicki;s story by using this link for an article published in the Greeley Tribune
Condolences to The Wagner Family! Joseph E. Wagner, businessman, philanthropist, and civic leader, passed away peacefully at his home on December 16 after a long and storied life. He was 92. As chairman of the local Caterpillar Tractor dealership, Wagner Equipment Co., from 1976 to present-day, Joe will be remembered for his business acumen, his kind and generous nature, and his trademark sense of humor.   Services were held on Friday December 21, 2018.    
Publishing Partner   industry_partners

Staff Staff
Tom Peterson,  Executive Director,  303-741-6150 Ext 152,

Tom Clayton,  Director of Training and  Member Services,  303-741-6150 Ext 151

Mike Skinner,  Director of Pavement Engineering,  303-741-6150 Ext 155, 

Cindy Rutkoski,  RMAEC Instructor,  303-741-61485 Ext 153

Diane Hammond,  RMAEC Training Coordinator,  303-741-6148 Ext 154
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