National Association of County Engineers   ~ March 2019
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Update from NACE President Rich Sanders 
February flew on by. No change in the weather patterns. Cold, snow, wind....ugh. We Left a day early for the Ontario Good Roads Conference in Toronto Ontario Canada as Sunday's weather prediction was a blizzard, so Ruth and I left Thursday evening and got into Toronto late, but safe. Kevan, on the other hand got stuck trying to fly on Sunday (2 cancelled flights with 2 separate 2 separate airports!) in the wind and was delayed till Monday morning.

Had a great time with the members of OGRA, especially NACE Board Member and President of OGRA Chris Traini and his wife Caterina. Ruth and Caterina had a fun time shopping and visiting. Chris and I spent the time visiting about how both NACE and OGRA can help each other benefit our members, discussing possible collaboration between our groups.  We enjoyed meeting with OGRA's Executive Director and their awesome staff. President-Elect  Tim Hens and his wife Eve came up to Toronto on Monday night and Ruth and I attended the Toronto Maple Leaf vs Buffalo Sabres Hockey Game. What a great experience. Thanks Chris, Caterina, Tim and Eve for making our trip to Toronto memorable.

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Read more about NACE Federal Priorities

We hope you are planning to join us in Wichita in April!

Don't miss out on any of the exciting and informative activities during the NACE Annual Conference! Check out the Schedule of Events and make sure to download the official mobile app when it's launched on April 3rd!

**Overflow hotel** Still deciding? Make sure you book your room at the overflow hotel by March 22! Details on the official hotels can be found here.

Ready to register? Registration information can be found here. 
NACE's Road to Zero Grant: Advancing Local Road Safety Practices with State DOTs

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center), National Association of County Engineers (NACE) and the National Safety Council's Road to Zero Coalition are co-hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar entitled NACE's Road to Zero Grant: Advancing Local Road Safety Practices with State DOTs.
This webinar will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Mountain/1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern.
This webinar will provide an overview of the activities and findings of the Road to Zero Grant: Advancing Local Road Safety Practices with State DOTs. This includes the results of the data collection and analysis phase, overview of the five States selected and stakeholder meetings conducted, best practices promoted and identified in the stakeholder meetings, and findings and recommendations of the study.
To find out more details and register for the webinar, please click here.
. Instructions on accessing the webinar will be sent after your registration is confirmed.

Upcoming FHWA Events- Innovation Exchange Sessions 
Innovation Exchange Webinar- Thursday, April 4
Pavement preservation - Overview of the NPS experience of pavement preservation and the measurable change they have achieved over the last ten years and what tools were used.
Steve Deppmeier - Pavement Engineer, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, Sterling, VA.
Road Edge Stabilization - Demonstrated results of the CTIP project for road edge stabilization and how you can implement these to help your roadways with this common problem.
Andy Otten - Project Specialist, National Park Service- Denver Service Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Ashville, NC 

Click here for more information.

Innovation Exchange Webinar- GRS- IBS: Solutions to Bridge Construction Challenges, Thursday, March 21
The Federal Highway Administration finds the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System is becoming an economical and ease-of-construction alternative to some traditional bridge systems. The Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) is an innovative bridge design and come and join in on the next webinar featuring Ivar's Road Bridge (Alaska) and Lahaina Bypass Bridge (Hawaii).  Please participate in this upcoming webinar and hear how engineers in the field used this technology. Click here for more information.

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Administration Presents President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

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Senate EPW Committee Hearing Examines Benefits Of Highway Infrastructure Investments

FHWA Needs To Clarify Roles and Processes for Approving and Monitoring Public-Private Partnerships

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