This page contains National Links, Local Links, and Pavement Research Links to asphalt pavement and pavement treatment related sites.

National Links

National Associations

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
NAPA provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its Members, as well as product information to users and specifiers of paving materials.

The Asphalt Institute (AI)
A US-based association of international petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses. The Asphalt Institute (AI) promotes the use, benefits and quality performance of petroleum asphalt, through environmental, marketing, research, engineering and technical development, and through the resolution of issues affecting the industry.

Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA)
A coalition of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. Its mission is to further the use and quality of Hot Mix Asphalt pavements through research, technology transfer, engineering, education and innovation.

Asphalt FACTS
The Asphalt FACTS website highlights the truth about smooth, safe, durable, quiet, and economical asphalt pavements. The site offers a wealth of links to resources for more information. Asphalt FACTS will help raise the awareness of those who use, buy, and design roads as to the benefits of smooth, economical asphalt pavements.

American Highway Users Alliance
Dedicated to promoting and defending the role of motor vehicle transportation in providing U.S. mobility, economic growth, productivity improvements, defense, safety and individual freedom of choice.
A source for information on the asphalt industry, its operations, its products and issues. Produced by the Asphalt Education Partnership (AEP).

Drive Asphalt
The site aims to provide information to road owners about the superior performance of asphalt pavements. Crafted to address major areas of concern to road builders and the driving public, and supported by science and engineering data from third parties, the website can be a helpful tool for meetings with DOT, public works, and tollway officials. In the upcoming months, the site will be enhanced and expanded into a full resource for pavement designers seeking information about asphalt pavements.

For Pavement Preservation (FP2)
FP2 Inc. supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government, and work to ensure pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast. We invite you to browse these pages to learn more about pavement preservation.

National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP)
The National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) was established by Michigan State University and the Foundation for Pavement Preservation to lead collaborative efforts among government, industry, and academia in the advancement of pavement preservation.

International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA)
ISSA is an international non-profit trade association comprised of contractors, equipment manufacturers, public officials, research personnel, consulting engineers and other industry professionals, working together to promote the concept of pavement preservation.

Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA)
AEMA exists to promote the increased and more efficient use of asphalt emulsions. Since 1973, the Association has served as a forum for discussion, a clearinghouse of information, and a platform of action for the asphalt emulsion industry.

Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA)
No matter what goes on with politics, social issues, anti-terrorism policies and procedures, or the economy, one thing is certain – America needs its highways. Everyone acknowledges that sooner or later all roads have to be maintained, preserved, and rehabilitated, and that the methods represented by ARRA offer the least expensive, longest lasting alternatives for stretching available dollars.

Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA)
PPRA will not be an organization, or a separate entity, and AEMA, ARRA, & and ISSA will continue to exist as they do today. PPRA is more a formal recognition of an agreement to work together to cooperatively represent and promote the technologies, processes, and applications currently represented and promoted individually by AEMA, ARRA & ISSA.

Rubber Pavement Association (RPA)
RPA is a non-profit industry association that does technology transfer through field tours, sponsoring research, newsletters, publishing reports, and reference library. The RPA also monitors tire laws and provides guidance for agencies & policy makers in use of CRM Asphalt.
Sponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association Research and Education Foundation (NAPAREF). Goal is to educate about careers and interest in asphalt.
Interactive learning experience about the impact of road noise in our lives as well as methods for reducing road noise using hot mix asphalt.

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Government Associations

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The FHWA is a part of the Department of Transportation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with field offices across the United States. Its vision is to “create the best transportation system in the world for the American people through proactive leadership, innovation, and excellence in service. We also provide expertise, resources, and information to continually improve the quality of our nation’s highway system and its intermodal connections.

American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
A unit of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The Board’s mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating and conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
Administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and sponsored by the member departments (i.e., individual state departments of transportation) of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) was created in 1962 as a means to conduct research in acute problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide.

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Local Links

Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT)
Department of Transportation is responsible to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain State facilities in all modes of transportation, including air, water, and land. Coordination with other State, County, and Federal programs is maintained in order to achieve the objective.

City and County of Honolulu
There are several departments within the City and County of Honolulu that typical work with the asphalt industry: Department of Planning and Permitting, Department of Design and Construction, Department of Facility Maintenance, and Department of Transportation Services.

County of Hawaii – Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is composed of six (6) divisions: Administration, Automotive, Building, Engineering, Highway Maintenance and Traffic.  They administer regulatory and code enforcement to improve the health and safety of our ‘Ohana.

County of Maui – Department of Public Works
Public Works Administration directs and oversees the three operating divisions in the Department of Public Works: Development Services Administration, Engineering Division, and Highways Division.  Their mission is to protect the public’s health, safety, property and environment by developing and operating the County’s infrastructure and administering its building codes.

County of Kauai – Department of Public Works
The department is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all new improvements to County-owned facilities, excluding Department of Water projects. The maintenance, repair and upkeep of all County facilities, the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse, the collection and treatment of sewage, the review and enforcement of the various codes and other regulations pertaining to public and private construction work are also responsibilities of this Department.

Ulupono  Initiative
The Ulupono Initiative is a Hawai’i-focused social investment organization. Ulupono — meaning to prosper through the right, or pono, path — is rooted in the local wisdom that a healthy environment and a healthy economy go hand in hand.

Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Hawaii
Established in 1982 as the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP), the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a program of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). LTAP provides for local highway agencies’ improved access to highway technology to meet the growing demands placed on local roads, bridges and public transportation.

Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs
HIPA is Hawaii’s first independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to fact-based research, issues education and community collaboration. The institute’s goal is to improve the quality of life and business in Hawaii by improving public policy. By encouraging informed debate of the immediate and long-term issues facing Hawaii’s communities, the institute brings together scholars, policy-makers and the community. This collaborative approach of all major stakeholders creates a forum in which new knowledge, new ideas and new opportunities are created to solve Hawaii’s most important issues.

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Pavement Research Links

Pavement Research Centers and Programs

National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)
NCAT was established at Auburn University in 1986 with an endowment set up by the NAPA Research and Education Foundation. Its mission is to improve HMA performance through research, education, and information services.

Turner-Fairbanks Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
A federally owned and operated research facility in McLean, Virginia. TFHRC is the home of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Research, Development, and Technology.

Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP)
A comprehensive 20-year study of in-service pavements across the U.S. and Canada begun in 1987. LTPP was established as part of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) and is now managed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Institute of Transportation Studies – Pavement Research Center
Research center associated with UC Berkeley (soon to be UC Davis) and Caltrans dedicated to providing pavement knowledge and using innovative research and sound engineering principles to improve pavement structures, materials and technologies.

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Pavement Test Tracks

NCAT Pavement Test Track


National Airport Test Facility

TFHRC Pavement Testing Facility

Minnesota Road Research Project (Mn/ROAD)

Regional Superpave Centers

West: Western Regional Superpave Center

North Central: North Central Superpave Center

South Central: South Central Superpave Center

South East: Southeast Superpave Center

Northeast: Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology

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