New Podcast Episodes from Talkin Winter Ops

Check out these recent episodes from AASHTO’s Talkin Winter Ops podcast: Help is On the Way (Episode 95): Artificial intelligence has become a big part of winter maintenance. In this episode, Tom Brummet, a software engineer with the National Center for Atmospheric Research talks about his work with AI and what advancements may be on … Read more

New Clear Roads Meeting Materials Posted

Clear Roads held its fall business meeting last month in Salt Lake City from September 19-21. Documents from the meeting, including the agenda, budget and minutes, are now available on the Clear Roads Meetings page. Clear Roads’ next in-person meeting will be held in April 2024; details will be announced at a later date. Image source: Utah DOT

Clear Roads Now Solicits Research Ideas Year-Round

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Do you have a winter maintenance problem that you think research can solve? Submit your problem statement now and it could become a Clear Roads research project. Anyone in the winter maintenance community can submit their idea and have it considered by the Clear Roads Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Clear Roads funds research that addresses … Read more

Clear Roads Wins 2023 Chloride Reduction Leadership Award

The Salt Symposium is an annual event that brings industry leaders together to share and discuss new developments and research initiatives that aim to reduce the environmental impacts of chlorides. At this year’s Salt Symposium on August 1-2, Clear Roads received one of six 2023 Chloride Reduction Leadership Awards in recognition of its efforts to … Read more

New Name, New Episode from SICOP Talks Winter Ops Podcast

AASHTO’s Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (SICOP) is now the Winter Weather Management Technical Service Program. While this new name better reflects the group’s expanded focus on road weather management and maintenance operations, the popular Talkin’ Winter Ops podcast it produces will remain the same. Check out the newest episode: It’s About the Speed … Read more

New Clear Roads RFPs: Proposals due Sept. 8

Clear Roads is currently soliciting investigator proposals for four new research projects: Using Vegetation Management Practices Near Roads to Leverage the Benefits of Solar Radiation Updating the Impact of Capital Projects Decision Support Tool Quantifying the Economic Value of Snow and Ice Operational Success Development of a Public Service Announcement Library To view the details of … Read more