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New Podcast Episode of Talkin’ Winter Ops

Now in its seventh season, AASHTO’s Talkin’ Winter Ops podcast hits the ground running with an all new episode.

Winter Maintenance at the 2024 TRB Meeting

Clear Roads has prepared a listing of technical sessions and posters related to winter maintenance that were presented at the 2024 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.

Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Check out the recent research from transportation organizations around the country: Image source: Colorado Department of Transportation

Winter Maintenance Research in Progress

New research is underway! Learn more about some of the winter maintenance issues that Clear Roads and other transportation organizations around the country are exploring now.

New Clear Roads Research: Efficacy, Cost and Impacts of Non-Chloride Deicers

Salt products used during winter maintenance can corrode vehicles, damage vegetation and contaminate road-side wells and waterways. Non-chloride deicers could potentially serve as viable substitutes, but their pros and cons have not always been been well understood.

Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Recent research from transportation agencies around the country.

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’ Qualified Products List Featured in APWA Reporter

Clear Roads is in the news! A new article in the October issue of APWA Reporter details the benefits of the Clear Roads Qualified Products List (QPL) for state and local agencies, as well as upcoming Clear Roads research that aims to enhance the QPL’s value even more. Products are listed on the QPL in … Read more
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Clear Roads Now Solicits Research Ideas Year-Round

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
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