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Transportation infrastructure. It’s what keeps our economy moving and gets people safely where they need to go. But maintaining safe, reliable infrastructure assets is a complex challenge that requires innovative solutions.

Join transportation industry experts for the monthly Move Your Assets podcast. Every episode, you’ll discover best practices, industry trends, and agency success stories that will help you improve your asset management strategies and get the most value from your infrastructure funding. You’ll learn how to save time, save money, and save lives while delivering safer longer-lasting transportation networks.

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May 2, 2022

Autonomous Vehicles & Their Impact on the Infrastructure Network

Driverless vehicles may help improve transportation efficiency. Today’s vehicles come with many types of driver-assist technology, but will the vehicles of the future be completely driverless? Steve Karamihas, PhD, from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, explores the current and future state of autonomous vehicles.  

April 4, 2022

Creating Sustainable Power Through Pavement Energy Harvesting

Meeting the world’s energy needs is a challenge our transportation infrastructure can help solve. Solar panels on rooftops are a familiar sight. But solar panels in roadways? Samer Dessouky, PhD, PE, from the University of Texas, San Antonio, sheds light on the innovative technology that enables pavement infrastructure to generate renewable power.  

March 7, 2022

Improving Infrastructure Sustainability Using Pavement Life Cycle Assessment

Delivering a sustainable transportation network requires strategic innovations in infrastructure asset management. Professor John Harvey from the University of California, Davis, says adopting a pavement life cycle assessment process can help transportation agencies provide safer, more affordable, and longer-lasting road networks.

February 7, 2022

Better Insights Through Accelerated Pavement Testing

To evaluate pavement performance under specific conditions, transportation agencies must go beyond traditional testing methods. Bouzid Choubane, PhD, PE explains how to generate better insights into pavement materials, technologies, and design methods using Accelerated Pavement Testing.

November 1, 2021

Strategically Using a Bridge Management System

Keeping bridge structures in good repair is essential for ensuring a safe and reliable infrastructure network. Jose Weissmann, PhD, PE, joins the podcast to discuss how modern bridge management strategies and systems help agencies improve bridge condition and performance.

October 4, 2021

Balanced Mix Design for Asphalt Pavements

To improve the performance and sustainability of asphalt pavements, start with the right mix of construction materials. Amy Epps Martin, PhD, PE, FASCE, from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, explains the challenges and benefits of finding the right mix design.

July 7, 2021

Improve Data Quality Through Certification

Smoothness data plays an important role in effective pavement management. Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Emmanuel Fernando, PhD, PE, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of inertial profilers and the certification process.

March 1, 2021

Diamond Grinding for Pavement Preservation

For longer-lasting concrete and asphalt pavement surfaces, try this gem of a technique. Larry Scofield from the International Grooving and Grinding Association joins the podcast to explain the benefits and the future of diamond grinding. Featuring best practices from 

August 3, 2020

Cement in a Changing Environment

Cement is a valuable resource for the world’s infrastructure, yet it leaves a large carbon footprint. Rich Rogers from the Cement Council of Texas joins the podcast to talk about the importance of cement for the transportation industry and how cement use is evolving to meet global environmental conditions.

July 6, 2020

Pavement Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, and Recycling

Successful pavement management means the right treatment at the right time and place. In this episode, Tom Scullion, P.E., Head of the Flexible Pavement Program at Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute, explains what to consider when managing major pavement interventions.

June 10, 2020

Signs, Signals, and Sustainability

Sustainability, mobility, and affordability. These are some of the issues that keep transportation leaders up at night. Traffic Operations Engineer Andy Kading tells how the City of Eugene, Oregon, is building a sustainable future, one traffic light at a time.

May 11, 2020

Using Pavement Data: From Collection to Decision-Making

More data is available today than ever before—but are agencies putting it to good use? Pavement data expert Chris Newson explores how agencies can more effectively gather, interpret, and apply their pavement management data for better outcomes.

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