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

2008-06-23 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 42s

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 [...]…

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Episode 033 - The Pacific Northwest Snowfighters Conference with Wilf Nixon

2008-06-09 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 26s

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 [...]…

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Episode 032 – A wrap-up on the 2008 APWA North American Snow Conference with Mark DeVries and Bret Hodne

2008-05-19 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 15s

Mark and Bret join me to bring you a wrap-up of the APWA Snow Conference. Listen in and here about the Kentucky Derby Night Banquet, their tour of Louisville International Airports, and their concluding thoughts on this years Snow Conference. So you know who’s talking: Mark DeVries, is the Maintenance Superintendent with McHenry County, IL, and also [...]…

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Episode 031 – Exchanging winter maintenance information in Europe with Bret Hodne and Mark DeVries

2008-05-11 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 24s

Bret Hodne, Public Works Superintendent with the City of West Des Moines, IA and Mark DeVries, Maintenance Superintendent with McHenry County, IL, had the opportunity during the last year to travel to Europe and exchange information about winter maintenance practices. In this episode, Bret and Mark discuss the purpose of their trips, their experiences and the [...]…

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Episode 030 – The APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award with Mark DeVries and Bret Hodne

2008-05-05 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 13s

At the 2008 APWA North American Snow Conference, APWA President Larry Frevert presented the APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award to five agencies. This was the first year this award was presented. Mark DeVries, Maintenance Superintendent with McHenry County, IL, and also the APWA Winter Maintenance Sub-Committee Chair, and Bret Hodne, Public Works [...]…

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Episode 029 – The APWA Snow Conference

2008-04-26 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 11s

The American Public Works Association held the 2008 North American Snow Conference in Louisville, KY on April 13th – 16th. Thanks to an APWA Press Pass, I was able to attend “The Show for Snow” and provide you this brief insight into the Conference. Speaker handouts of the education sessions are available on the APWA web site [...]…

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Episode 028 - The Show for Snow with Peter King

2008-03-12 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 18s

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 [...]…

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Episode 027 - Salt Supplies with Dick Hanneman

2008-02-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 11s

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 [...]…

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

2008-01-18 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 19s

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, [...]…

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

2008-01-18 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 19s

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 [...]…

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Episode 024 - FHWA Clarus Initiative Webcast, Part 5

2007-07-13 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 17s

On June 25, 2007 the FHWA hosted a webcast on the Clarus Initiative. The FHWA granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to make the webcast proceedings available. So you can listen to these presentations on your MP3 player or iPod, the webcast audio has been divided into five parts.…

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Episode 023 - FHWA Clarus Initiative Webcast, Part 4

2007-07-13 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 13s

On June 25, 2007 the FHWA hosted a webcast on the Clarus Initiative. The FHWA granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to make the webcast proceedings available. So you can listen to these presentations on your MP3 player or iPod, the webcast audio has been divided into five parts.…

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Episode 022 - FHWA Clarus Initiative Webcast, Part 3

2007-07-13 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 21s

On June 25, 2007 the FHWA hosted a webcast on the Clarus Initiative. The FHWA granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to make the webcast proceedings available. So you can listen to these presentations on your MP3 player or iPod, the webcast audio has been divided into five parts.…

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Episode 021 - FHWA Clarus Initiative Webcast, Part 2

2007-07-13 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 26s

On June 25, 2007 the FHWA hosted a webcast on the Clarus Initiative. The FHWA granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to make the webcast proceedings available. So you can listen to these presentations on your MP3 player or iPod, the webcast audio has been divided into five parts.…

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Episode 020 - FHWA Clarus Initiative Webcast, Part 1

2007-07-13 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 17s

On June 25, 2007 the FHWA hosted a webcast on the Clarus Initiative. The FHWA granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to make the webcast proceedings available. So you can listen to these presentations on your MP3 player or iPod, the webcast audio has been divided into five parts.…

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Episode 019 - NTOC Talking Operations Webcast on Road Weather Management, Part 5

2007-03-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 28s

On March 14, 2007 the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) sponsored a Talking Operations Web Conference on Road Weather Management. NTOC granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to record and publish the audio portion of the webcast. Visit the NTOC web site at: www.ntoctalks.com.The complete webcast with audio and presentation slides will be [...]…

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Episode 018 - NTOC Talking Operations Webcast on Road Weather Management, Part 4

2007-03-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 30s

On March 14, 2007 the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) sponsored a Talking Operations Web Conference on Road Weather Management. NTOC granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to record and publish the audio portion of the webcast. Visit the NTOC web site at: www.ntoctalks.com.The complete webcast with audio and presentation slides will be [...]…

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Episode 017 - NTOC Talking Operations Webcast on Road Weather Management, Part 3

2007-03-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 21s

On March 14, 2007 the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) sponsored a Talking Operations Web Conference on Road Weather Management. NTOC granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to record and publish the audio portion of the webcast. Visit the NTOC web site at: www.ntoctalks.com.The complete webcast with audio and presentation slides will be [...]…

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Episode 016 - NTOC Talking Operations Webcast on Road Weather Management, Part 2

2007-03-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 30s

On March 14, 2007 the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) sponsored a Talking Operations Web Conference on Road Weather Management. NTOC granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to record and publish the audio portion of the webcast. Visit the NTOC web site at: www.ntoctalks.com.The complete webcast with audio and presentation slides will be [...]…

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Episode 015 - NTOC Talking Operations Webcast on Road Weather Management, Part 1

2007-03-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 10s

On March 14, 2007 the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) sponsored a Talking Operations Web Conference on Road Weather Management. NTOC granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to record and publish the audio portion of the webcast. Visit the NTOC web site at: www.ntoctalks.com.The complete webcast with audio and presentation slides will be [...]…

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Episode 014 - A research report on Vehicle Based Sensor Technologies presented by Dr. Xianming Shi

2007-03-07 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 17s

At the 2007 TRB Annual Meeting, Dr. Shi presented a results of a NCHRP project entitled “Vehicle Based Sensor Technologies: A Critical Review”.…

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Episode 013 - A TRB presentation on SafeLane by Wilf Nixon

2007-02-27 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 15s

Another winter maintenance related presentation at TRB was the “Winter Performance of SafeLane Overlays”. Dr. Wilf Nixon conducted a study of this surface overlay’s performance during winter. In this episode Wilf provides us a summary of the study.…

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Episode 012 - A research report on FAST presented by Dr. Xianming Shi

2007-02-21 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 13s

Dr. Shi is the Program Manager for Winter Maintenance and Effects at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. At the TRB Annual Meeting in January of 2007, Dr. Shi presented a research report entitled “Fixed Automated Spray Technology for Winter Maintenance: The State of the Practice in North America“.…

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Episode 011 - Highlights of the 2007 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting with Wilf Nixon

2007-02-14 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 10s

The 86th TRB Annual Meeting was held in Washington DC on January 21st through the 25th. I know a lot of people involved in winter maintenance are not able to attend, so we want to bring you a few highlights of the meeting through this podcast.In this first TRB episode, Dr. Wilf Nixon of [...]…

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Episode 010 - The St. Louis Ice Storm with Owen Hasson

2006-12-19 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 15s

St. Louis had an early introduction to winter this year. On November 30th and December 1st, mother nature threw her best at us. Since this storm was in my backyard and I got to see it first hand, I thought it would be interesting to learn how Missouri DOT attacked it. Owen Hasson is [...]…

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Episode 009 - The Missouri DOT TowPlow with Bob Lannert

2006-09-25 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 16s

The TowPlow is a new and revolutionary snow plow design. Bob Lannert, a Technical Support Engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, invented the TowPlow. His farming background was instrumental in the development of this new snow removal unit. I spoke with Bob to gain a better understanding of how the TowPlow [...]…

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Episode 008 - The TxDOT Tyler District Podcast with Larry Krantz

2006-09-19 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 26s

The Texas Department of Transportation Tyler District is the first DOT to produce a podcast (as far as I can find in podcast directories). You can listen to the TxDOT podcast at: http://tylerpodcasts.tamu.edu/ Larry Krantz, the public information officer for the Tyler District, started using podcasts as another means to provide DOT information to the public. I [...]…

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Episode 007 - SuperMix with Mark DeVries

2006-09-05 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 23s

SuperMix is a blend of anti-icing/deicing chemicals. Mark DeVries, the Maintenance Superintendent for the McHenry County Illinois Division of Transportation, developed a system to make SuperMix, that they use for anti-icing and as a pre-wet solution. I had the opportunity to speak with Mark about SuperMix and anti-icing in general.…

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Episode 006 - The 12th International Winter Road Congress with Wilf Nixon

2006-05-15 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 25s

Not only was Torino, Italy the site of the Winter Olympics, it also hosted the 12th International Winter Road Congress and the 13th Standing International Road Weather Commission or SIRWEC conference from March 25th to 30th. Wilf Nixon of the University of Iowa attended both and provides us his insight to these conferences. You can listen [...]…

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Episode 005 - Snowplow Simulator Training with Richard Powers

2006-05-08 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 8s

Richard Powers, the District Engineer at the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Globe District, gave a presentation on snowplow driver training at the 2006 APWA North American Snow Conference. A portion of this unique driver training program is performed using a snowplow simulator.…

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Episode 004 - The 2006 APWA North American Snow Conference

2006-05-05 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 50s

The 2006 American Public Works Association (APWA) North American Snow Conference was held April 30th to May 3rd in Peoria, Illinois. The Conference included general and targeted sessions, roundtables and manufacturer/supplier exhibits. The Conference featured Change Track sessions, which were coordinated to address some of the barriers to change that organizations face and ideas for [...]…

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Episode 003 - A Discussion of Clear Roads with Tom Martinelli

2006-03-31 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 20s

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 [...]…

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Streaming Audio is now available

2006-03-15

We have updated the web site and added an audio player to each podcast episode. Below is a graphic of how the player will appear. For more information on how to use this player click:  …

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

2006-03-07 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 43s

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 [...]…

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Episode 001 — An Introduction to the Winter Maintenance podcast

2006-02-06 :: Dwayne Collett
Length: 8s

Welcome to the Winter Maintenance podcast. In this first episode we introduce the podcast and explain the goals we hope to achieve, that is sharing ideas, experiences and practices related to winter maintenance. We also offer a layman’s description of podcasts for those that may not be familiar with this new form of communication on the [...]…

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