Podcasts

Performance-Related Specifications

Performance-related specifications (PRS) can help transportation agencies improve their infrastructure systems. Nasir Gharaibeh, PhD, PE, from Texas A&M University, explains the difference PRS makes for future performance.

Podcasts

Bridge Smoothness Specifications

Rideability is just as important on bridges as on roadways. Brian Schleppi, from the Ohio Department of Transportation, returns to the podcast to discuss the causes and impacts of bridge smoothness.

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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.

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Videos

Ask the Expert: Asset Management for Municipal Public Works

How a local government modernized its strategy—and keeps innovating. In this Ask the Expert video, Chris McGee, PE, from the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, explains how a preservation-based approach to asset management saves millions of dollars a year on maintenance costs while increasing the lifespan of local infrastructure assets. And this city’s innovation journey […]

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Vehicle Operating Costs

Vehicle operating costs are an important part of the benefit-cost analysis of transportation infrastructure investments. Dr. Elie Hajj from the University of Nevada, Reno discusses the roadway factors that impact vehicle operating costs borne by the traveling public.

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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 

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Ask the Expert: Winning at Winter Maintenance with Montana DOT

Real-time data analytics help keep roadways safe in severe weather. In this Ask the Expert video, Dr. Doug McBroom from Montana Department of Transportation explains how his state uses analytics to know where, when, and how best to keep roadways clear of ice and snow. Success stories from 

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Pavement Performance Models

Creating performance models is one step in an effective strategy to improve pavement performance. Dr. Jorge Prozzi from the University of Texas at Austin joins the podcast to discuss important considerations for developing and applying performance models.

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Ask the Expert: How Agencies are Navigating the Pandemic

AgileAssets clients find innovative ways to meet COVID-related challenges. From keeping employees safe to implementing system upgrades and accelerating asset maintenance projects, transportation agencies are demonstrating agility during a global public health crisis. In this Ask the Expert video interview, AgileAssets CEO Stuart Hudson, PE, shares agency strategies for ensuring business continuity and long-term success […]

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Pavement Friction Management

Friction management is a critical component of a safe road network. Brian Schleppi from the Ohio Department of Transportation joins the podcast to discuss how a successful friction management program can improve road safety.