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NAPA Statement on Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021

NAPA issues a statement on the United States Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the nation’s road network will receive a necessary increase of $110 billion over five years, in addition to baseline expenditures. Along with predictable funding for paving projects, the bill advances several of NAPA’s priorities. 

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Asphalt Pavement Industry Urges Support for Senate’s Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA21)

NAPA issues a letter to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works urging support and passage of 5-year, $303.5-billion funding for the nation's roads, highways, and bridges.

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Report and Case Study Highlight Capabilities of Asphalt Pavements to Improve Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

A new report by Auburn University’s Benjamin Bowers, Ph.D., PE, and Fan Gu, Ph.D., PE, provides the first compendium of information about resilience for the asphalt industry.

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Asphalt Pavement Industry Responds to President’s American Jobs Plan

NAPA President and CEO Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E., responds to President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan.

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NAPA Announces 2020 Seldon G. Hayes Award Winner and Finalists

NAPA announced that Lindy Paving Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were named winners of the 2020 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for constructing the highest-rated highway pavement in 2020.

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NAPA Announces 2020 Ray Brown Airport Award Winner

NAPA announced that Gerken Materials Inc. of Napoleon, Ohio has won the 2020 Ray Brown Airport Paving Award.

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NAPA Announces 2020 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

NAPA announced the 2020 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award winners at its 66th Annual Meeting.

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NAPA Announces 2020 Environmental Leadership Award Winners

NAPA announced the 2020 Environmental Leadership Award Winners.

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NAPA Announces 2020 Operational Excellence Award Winners & Finalists

NAPA announced the 2020 Operational Excellence Award Winners and Finalists

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NAPA Statement on the Confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation

NAPA President and CEO Audrey Copeland issued the following statement on the confirmation of former South Bend, Indiana mayor, Pete Buttigieg by the US Senate by a vote of 86-13.

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World of Asphalt, NAPA to Present “People, Plants, and Paving Digital Conference” March 9-11, 2021

World of Asphalt, the leading asphalt trade show and conference, has announced its partnership with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to hold the first “People, Plants, and Paving Digital Conference” from March 9-11. 

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NAPA Communicates Industry Priorities With President-elect Biden and His Transition Team

NAPA letter to President-elect Joseph Biden and his transition team expressing the desire to work with the incoming administration to stabilize the economy, create and sustain jobs in the highway construction industry, and build environmentally friendly, resilient pavements.

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Asphalt Industry Evaluates Utilizing Plastics in its Mixtures 

As activists and legislators continue to push for solutions to sustainably divert the plastic waste stream, the asphalt pavement industry is leading and coordinating the effort to evaluate the viability of including plastics in asphalt mixtures.

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Asphalt Industry Upholds Stellar Reputation as Top Recyclers

If you took all the newspapers, aluminum and steel cans, glass, and plastic bottles the U.S. recycles annually and put them on a scale, they would still weigh less than three-fourths that of reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP). 

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NAPA Leads “Highways Drive America” Campaign

Investing in our nation’s surface transportation will drive our economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 

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U.S. DOT Revises Hours of Service Rule, Building Off NAPA’s Exemption

The latest changes to Hours of Service (HoS) regulations largely mimic the relief FMCSA granted specifically to the asphalt paving industry through the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Exemption in 2018.

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State Asphalt Pavement Associations Unified in Support of AASHTO’s Request for Highway Funding Relief

State projections show drastic dips in transportation revenue as a result of a 50 percent vehicle traffic decline. Specific impacts include individual state transportation revenue losses as high as 45 percent in the next 18 months.

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Highway Funding Essential to Moving America Forward Amid Pandemic

Due to COVID-19’s negative impact on transportation revenues, states are delaying and even canceling projects, making immediate federal highway funding crucial to protecting jobs and maintaining our roadways.

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