Archive for March, 2006

Episode 003 – A Discussion of Clear Roads with Tom Martinelli

Friday, March 31st, 2006
 
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Clear Roads is an on-going research project examining materials, equipment, technology and methods for winter maintenance operations. Currently, seven state DOTs participate and fund Clear Roads as a pooled fund research project. Tom Martinelli, of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is the Clear Roads Technical Advisory Committee Chairman.

We had an opportunity to speak with Tom to learn more about Clear Roads. (more…)

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

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Episode 002 – A Historical Look at Winter Maintenance with Gordon Bell

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
 
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Before we begin interviews on current day winter maintenance practices and technology, I thought it would be interesting to take a historical look at winter maintenance and some of the changes that have occurred over the years.

To learn about winter maintenance 40 years ago, I spoke with Gordon Bell, a retired veteran of the Colorado Department of Transportation. Gordon discusses the equipment and practices used in the early 1960s as compared to today. (more…)