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Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference is Sept. 19-21

September 15, 2017

The 2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Annual Conference will be held September 19-21 at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames.

Organized by the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (Iowa LTAP) at Iowa State University, the workshop ...

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Gordon Smith joins National CP Tech Center as associate director

August 28, 2017

Gordon Smith has been associated with the National Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech) Center since the late 1990s. A CP Tech Center board member throughout its existence, he played roles in the Center’s founding and in building its long-term ...

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Gordon Smith

Research symposium keynote tells of using transportation to address societal challenges

August 25, 2017

When Columbus, Ohio, won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge grant last year, Ben Pierce said the winning application did not see transportation only as a problem to be solved.

“It focused on using ...

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Ben Pierce, right, visits with Ray Mundy of the University of Missouri-St. Louis following Pierce's keynote address Aug. 16.

GO! Magazine’s August issue further explores Seven Great Transportation Feats

August 04, 2017

GO! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, GO! ...

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Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

July 24, 2017

Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways

It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers ...

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The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center is a member of the ISU Institute of Transportation.

Researchers seeking new way for counties to recycle gravel on roads

July 21, 2017

When water receded from the massive 2011 Missouri River flood, Pottawattamie County gravel roads were buried in loess silt, the fine-grain soil of western Iowa’s scenic Loess Hills.

To reopen the rural roads, the county wanted ...

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ISU researchers Cheng Li (left) and Jeramy Ashlock

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