AASHTO’s SICOP Talks Winter Ops podcast tackles a variety of topics about winter road maintenance in three new podcasts. Listen to conversations with experts and practitioners who have real-life experience maintaining roads under snow and ice.
- Episode 70: Alternative Fuels for Winter Maintenance – Part 1. April 6, 2023. A recently completed Clear Roads synthesis project, 21-05: Evaluation of EVT and Alternative Fuels for Winter Operations provided a comprehensive review of fuel alternatives for maintenance fleets. Project champion Justin Droste from Michigan DOT and the project’s research team discuss the findings and the range of factors that transportation agencies should consider.
- Episode 69: TRB International Road Weather and Winter Maintenance Conference. March 13, 2023. After a pandemic pause, this popular event is scheduled to take place May 9-10 in Washington DC, bringing together maintenance professionals to learn about emerging technologies, new strategies, the latest technology, and current research. (Read more about the conference.)
- Episode 68: Friction – The Holy Grail of Successful Winter Maintenance. March 8, 2023. Mark Goldstein, Lead State Snow and Ice Engineer from Massachusetts DOT, discusses advancements in using road friction and grip in winter maintenance.
For a complete list of podcasts, go to SICOP Talks Winter Ops or subscribe on iTunes, Google Podcasts or Stitcher.