Asphalt Pavements Perform! APA & FHWA Videos

Asphalt Pavements Perform! APA & FHWA Videos

When it comes to flexibility, asphalt pavements provide Performance for a Lifetime.

Watch this quick APA video highlighting the sustainability, innovation, value and flexibility of today’s asphalt pavements!

And please also review these three recent FHWA videos covering Asphalt Pavement Principles (select the topic in the upper right hand corner of the video block).



Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Just Released Podcast – Women in Leadership Roles – FHWA & State DOTs –

This episode of Where We Belong kicks off our phenomenal series on women in leadership roles within state DOTs and the FHWA. Hosts Amy Miller and Tracie Schlich sit down with Nicole Nason, Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to discuss her recently confirmed position, the growing number of women in leadership positions at the Department of Transportation and how women in male dominated industries often reflect the unique, resilient qualities of asphalt.

Women of Asphalt

A national campaign to highlight 100 of the many women who thrive in their asphalt industry careers included ten (10) women working at WAPA Member companies.  The entire set of 100 profiles can be viewed at the Women of Asphalt website.

The latest featured profile (#13) is Karen Deal, Lakeside Industries’ Director of Environmental & Land Use.

Karen Deal Women of Asphalt Profile #13

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western & Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog On-Line

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western & Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog On-Line

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has begun publishing its Western / Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog, The Western & Pacific Smooth Ride Sentinel, featuring articles and resources targeted to this APA region.  You can find the blog at

Jon Young, the Executive Director for the Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry (HAPI) is the current leader of the Western / Pacific Coast Council.  Please contact Jon with asphalt pavement related articles of interest from the region.

The APA will soon have its four regional councils for the USA in place.  As part of its continuing refinement of advocacy across the country, the Pacific Coast Regional Council approved the addition of  several western states to its regional effort at the 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting, thus forming the Western/ Pacific Regional Council.

Upcoming WAPA & Industry Events


31st Annual WSDOT/ WAPA Joint Training Conferences – March 5th (Moses Lake), March 6th (Bothell) & March 7th (Centralia) – PRESENTATIONS

WAPA Mid-Year Meeting – May 15th – 17th, The Resort at Coeur d’ Alene, Coeur d’ Alene, ID – Select Presentations

Commercial & Industrial Parking Lot TrainingPresented by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western/Pacific Regional Council – Two Dates! – October 29th, Ramada at Spokane Airport and October 30th, DoubleTree Seattle Airport – Presentations upon request

WAPA Annual Meeting & WAPA/WSDOT Paving Awards Banquet – November 14th & 15th, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue WA – Meeting Presentations


NAPA Annual Meeting – February 2nd-5th, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

WAPA/ WSDOT Joint Training Sessions – March 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2020 (tentative) – Moses Lake, Lynnwood & Centralia

ConExpo 2020 – March 10-14, Las Vegas, NV

WAPA Mid-Year 2020 Meeting – May 13th-15th, 2020, The Resort at Coeur d’ Alene 

National LTAP Convention – July 27-30, 2020, Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Why Asphalt?

The answers to the question “Why Asphalt” are numerous and varied.  For those of you that would like to explore the top reasons for why asphalt pavements constitute the vast majority of paved roads in America, we’re created this short summary document: