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Update on Semi Annual Meetings Between Industry and FHWA

Twice annually leaders from AEMA, ARRA and ISSA meet with representatives from FHWA to discuss programs and projects the industry is undertaking to promote pavement preservation and how FHWA might assist with them; as well as to learn more about current and future FHWA programs and how AEMA, ARRA...

AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Association Members Conduct Legislative Visits During TCC Fly-In

Members of the three PPRA associations gathered in preparation for a series of legislative calls during the TCC Fly-in.  From left: ARRA President Eric Baker, Roadtec; FP2’s legislative counsel Tracy Taylor, Alignment Government Strategies; Katrina Lynch, Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc.; ISSA Bo...

Looking Ahead at the AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting

Coming together for their 17th combined annual meeting, February 18-21, 2020 in San Antonio, TX, the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) are gearing up for another successfu...

Roadresource.org – You’ve Heard of It, But What is It and How Can It Help You?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock during the last two years, you’ve probably at least heard of Roadresource.org.  But your level of understanding of what this website is, what its goals are and what it has accomplished so far may not be as strong.  What is Roadresource.org?  It is a websit...

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Leaders Introduce Most Substantial Highway Legislation in History

by Tracy Taylor, Alignment Government Strategies, courtesy of FP2

Earlier this week, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barrasso (R-WY) and Ranking Member Carper (D-DE) released America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), S. 2302. The Committee marked up the five-year highway bill and approved it on a unanimous vote of 23-0 thi...

Associations Mourn Loss of Two Past Presidents and Member Employee

Former ISSA President Phillip Paul "Phil" Tarsovich, 61, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, after suffering with ALS. To support himself while attending Virginia Commonwealth University, he started working on a road crew for Slurry Pavers, Inc (SPI). During his 40-...

AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Boards Meet in Indianapolis

The AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Board of Directors met this June 10-11 to review and direct the business of the associations. Hosted by Heritage Research Group, the Board met at HRG’s The Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, to take advantage of some Board members participation in the Emulsion Tas...

Sustainability Key Topic of Bi-Annual FHWA Meeting

AEMA, ARRA, ISSA, and FHWA Meet on July 24

On July 24, at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC, members of AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA, continued their bi-annual meetings with FHWA staff designed to enable collaboration on efforts to promote pavement preservation and recycling.  AEMA President Todd Ryne, Vice Preside...

ISSA Releases New Provisional A115 Pavement Preservation Guideline

After extended discussion and feedback from across the ISSA Technical Committee, Board members, membership, and the pavement preservation industry, we are releasing a new ISSA pavement preservation Guideline, "Recommended Performance Guideline for Polymer-Modified Emulsified Asphalt Slurry Seal, ...

AEMA, ARRA, & ISSA Scheduled Meetings for 2020

ISSA Slurry Systems Workshop:The Slurry Systems Workshop, held in Las Vegas, January 20-23, 2020 is a workshop course offering a challenging and informative program on slurry seal, micro surfacing, chip seals and crack treatments with “hands-on” operation demonstrations and workshop-type discussi...

Mid-Year Legislative Update- August 2019

by Tracy Taylor, Alignment Government Strategies, courtesy of FP2

The swearing-in of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House in January has marked the return of divided power in Washington and the inevitable clashes that accompany it.  Like Speaker Ryan (R-WI) before her, Speaker Pelosi has had to carefully manage a diverse caucus which ranges...

PPRA Members Join FP2 as They Meet with Congressional Leaders During the TCC Fly-In

 As winter turns to spring the only thing more certain than the cherry blossoms blooming in Washington, D.C. is that the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) will convene for its annual congressional fly-in May 12-14, 2020.   I’ll be joining others from the PPRA and FP2 as we meet with c...

2021 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting went Virtual

At the 18th combined Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA), nearly 230 registered attendees joined together virtually, February 15-18, 2021, to h...