Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Episode 034 – Multi-Agency Salt Storage Facilities with Bret Hodne and Larry Schneider

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
 
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Bret Hodne is the Maintenance Superintendent for West Des Moines, Iowa and Larry Schneider is the Street Superintendent for Ft. Collins, Colorado. Both Bret and Larry are involved with multi-agency salt storage facilities . Listen in as they share their experiences and the benefits of creating and using a multi-agency facility.

A few pictures of Larry’s multi-agency facility in Ft. Collins are available in the Photo Gallery.

Our thanks to Bret and Larry for their time to share this valuable information with us.

If you have questions for Bert or Larry about multi-agency storage facilies, you can obtain their email address from the APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee Roster.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me using the Contact Me button or use our comment line at 206-309-0845.

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Thanks to Andre Louis for the music available at www.andrelouis.com

Episode 033 – The Pacific Northwest Snowfighters Conference with Wilf Nixon

Monday, June 9th, 2008
 
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The Pacific Northwest Snowfighters (PNS) Association held their winter maintenance conference in Kennewick, Washington on May 20th through the 22nd.

Wilf Nixon was the Key Note speaker and provides us with a summary of the Conference.

Our thanks to Wilf for taking the time to talk with us.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me using the Contact Me button or use our comment line at 206-309-0845.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons 2.5 license.

Thanks to Andre Louis for the music available at www.andrelouis.com

Episode 028 – The Show for Snow with Peter King

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
 
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The American Public Works Association’s 2008 North American Snow Conference will be held in Louisville, KY from April 13th through 16th.

Peter King, the APWA’s Executive Director, joined us for a preview of this years Snow Conference.

Our thanks to Peter for taking the time to speak with us.

If you would like more information on the Snow Conference or APWA visit their web site at www.apwa.net.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me by using the Contact Me button or use our comment line at 206-309-0845.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons 2.5 license.

Thanks to Andre Louis for the music available at www.andrelouis.com

Episode 027 – Salt Supplies with Dick Hanneman

Friday, February 15th, 2008
 
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The Salt Institute’s Salt & Winter Roadway Safety: For Roadway Maintainers (Snowfighters) Blog has a couple of articles about some public agencies and private contractors running low on salt. I spoke with Dick Hanneman, the President of the Salt Institute, to learn more.

Our thanks to Dick for taking the time to talk with us.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me by using the Contact Me button or use our comment line at 206-309-0845.

This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons 2.5 license.

Thanks to Andre Louis for the music available at www.andrelouis.com

Episode 026 – Part 1, A summary of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting with Wilf Nixon

Friday, January 18th, 2008
 
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Again this year, Dr. Wilf Nixon of the University of Iowa provides us a summary of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The 87th TRB Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. on January 13 – 17, 2008. www.trb.org

This episode is Part 1 of 2. Be sure to listen to Episode 25, Part 2.

Our thanks to Wilf for taking the time to talk with us.

If you gave a presentation related to winter maintenance at TRB and would like to share an audio summary with the winter maintenance community, please contact me.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me by using the Contact Me button or use our comment line at 206-309-0845. (more…)

Episode 025 – Part 2, A summary of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting with Wilf Nixon

Friday, January 18th, 2008
 
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Again this year, Dr. Wilf Nixon of the University of Iowa provides us a summary of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The 87th TRB Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. on January 13 – 17, 2008. www.trb.org

This episode is Part 2 of 2. Be sure to listen to to the first part of his report in Episode 26, Part 1.

Our thanks to Wilf for taking the time to talk with us.

If you gave a presentation related to winter maintenance at TRB and would like to share an audio summary with the winter maintenance community, please contact me.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me by using the Contact Me button or use our comment line at 206-309-0845. (more…)