Task Forces

RMWPPP Task Forces

From time to time, a Partnership’s Board or Steering Committee may appoint working groups of persons possessing special knowledge or expertise for the development of programs, tasks, and activities, or to perform other actions which promote the objectives of the Partnership.

For their duration, each of the task forces (or action item committees) will have a leader(s), a defined work scope, a list of deliverable items, and an expected completion date.

Note: Task Force deliverable products (when available) are posted on this Pavement website at Technical / Task Force Products.

Task Force Information Sharing
Leader(s) Jason Simmons, UTAH DOT (Chair), Larry Scofield, IGGA (Co-Chair)
Task Force Members (2019-2020) Kim Alexander, Washington DOT, John Coplantz, Oregon DOT, Jared Dastrup, Utah DOT,  Andrew Pavey, Alaska DOT, David Peshkin, Applied Pavement Technology, Dlemar Solmon, FP2/Pavement Preservation Systems,Mike Santi, Idaho DOT, Adriana Vargas-Nordcbeck, NCAT, Jim Weston, Washington DOT, Ben Worel, Minnesota DOT
Work Scope

Deliverable Products /
Expected Completion
Task Force Membership and Communications
Leader(s) Scott Gibson (RTC Washoe County)
Task Force Members (2017-2018)
Gary Hicks (California Pavement Preservation Center)
Work Scope Membership

(a) Develop and Maintain a current State Agency Contact List.

Attendees fluctuate each year depending on agency.  Create a list of contacts with contact information for participation in partnership and for payment of TSP2 dues. Bi-Annual update of state agency contacts.

(b) Develop Local Agency, Industry, Consultants, LTAP offices and Academia Contacts throughout the region.

Identify contact information for potential partnership members. Engage potential participants and encourage them to participate / invite them to attend regional meetings, etc.

(c) Expand Partnership Roles.

Increase industry, local agencies and academia involvement and leadership in the partnership. Involvement with future initiatives should be considered of paramount importance.


(a) Expand Communications.

Identify existing communication methods with other organizations in addition to Listserv, etc.? For example, use a newly developed TSP2 listserv to announce RMWPPP activities or events.

(b) Share Presentations at other Organizations Preservation Meetings.

Encourage RMWPPP members to do a brief presentation on the partnership when attending other conferences, (i.e., NW Pavement Management or WRAPP) and share information between groups.

(c) Develop a Partnership Listserv.

Create a place for members to post current activities or ask questions. The goal will be to expand interaction within the partnership.

(d) Facilitate information exchange between regional partnerships by encouraging attendance from RMWPPP at partnership meetings.

The goal is for one RMWPPP member to attend a regional partnership meeting each year. The attending member will do a short write up detailing the meeting to be shared with the RMWPPP, and will provide a short presentation on their experience at the next RMWPPP meeting.

Deliverable Products /
Expected Completion
Membership Lists, Listserv (s), Website Case Studies.

Completion: August 1, 2018

Progress As of January 2018, Draft lists for Items a & b under “Membership” have been developed. “Communications” Items b and d will be addressed this year.
Task Force Training
Leader(s) Jason Dietz (FHWA Resource Center), Gary Hicks (CP2, Chico, CA), Tim Moomaw (Washington State DOT)
Task Force Members (2017-2018)
Amir Ahmadi (Washington State DOT), Jody Bachini (Montana DOT), Andy Clayton (Blue Line Transportation), Scott Dmytrow (Telfer), David Gill (Utah DOT), Elie Hajl (University of Nevada), William Kennedy (City of Denver), Jason Lampley (Intermountain), Scot Metcalf (Ergon), David Peshkin (Applied Pavement Technology Inc.), Steve Saboundjian (Alaska DOT), Michael Stanford (Colorado DOT)
Work Scope (A) Identify Training Opportunities

Explore the use of on-line training to promote and instill best practices. Develop training for agency and industry to offset the effects of personnel turnover.

  1. Identify and document available on-line training such as FHWA-NHI, NCPP, Asphalt Institute, ISSA, IGGA, and Universities.
  2. On-site training opportunities from FHWA, NCPP, Vendors, etc.

Offer short course (2 to 4 hours) prior to RMWPPP annual meetings.

(B) Create a Demonstration Opportunity at the Annual Meeting

Coordinate with industry to demonstrate new and existing pavement preservation technologies.

  1. Assist RMWPPP host state with on-site demonstrations of pavement preservation techniques.
  2. Coordinate demonstrations with the RMWPPP board members.

Note: Safety of field-visit participants is a concern that will need to be addressed on a case by case basis.

(C) Pavement Preservation Training Library

Promote existing training materials on the TSP•2 web site.

  1. Create a Training Library page in the TSP•2 web site.

The Library will be organized by subject areas such as crack sealing, full-depth slab replacement, micro-sealing, etc.

(D) Share Successes and Lessons Learned

Promote treatment data collection and recommend implementation of success practices by RMWPPP agencies.

Make it possible for RMWPPP members to share best practices and/or success stories on a special web-based site.


Available Resources

  1. Identify Training Opportunities – Available online or on-site training:



ISSA – Training Courses, Videos, Web-based Training

AEMA Asphalt Emulsion Certificate



Asphalt Institute Training

IGGA – PCCP Preservation and Rehabilitation

CP2 Center – California Pavement Preservation Center – CSU, Chico

Universities – Auburn University – NCAT

Center of Local-Aid Support

NAPA – Best Practices in Paving

Note: Short course (2 to 4 hours) could be offered prior to RMWPPP annual meetings:

This effort will require identification of a topic that is of interest to the RMWPPP members and coordination of development and delivery of the course with experts (government, academia, industry, etc.) who would be willing to teach the course.

  1. Pavement Preservation Demonstrations at Annual Meeting

RMWPPP Meeting host state will showcase a demonstration of one or more pavement preservation treatment(s).

Note: This effort will require detailed coordination with the RMWPPP board members and industry. Also, safety of field-visit participants will need to be addressed on a case by case basis.

  1. Pavement Preservation Training Library

The following are the links to the existing pavement preservation libraries in the internet. A web design expert will be required to organize the proposed training library in the TSP•2 internet site, organize the material by subject areas such as crack sealing, full-depth slab replacement, micro-sealing, etc, and to keep the library up to date in a regular basis.

  1. NCPP Library Includes technical papers, presentations, treatments photo gallery and videos.
  2. TSP•2 Video Library: This is an excellent video library with videos on a variety of technical subjects.
  3. FHWA Pavement Preservation Library: This is an excellent video library with videos on a variety of technical subjects.
  4. Share Successes and Lessons Learned

The following options should be considered to develop a forum or blog on the Internet that can be used by RMWPPP members to share pavement preservation best practices, success stories, questions, specifications, etc.

  1. A RMWPPP-members dedicated blog on the TSP•2 web site.
  2. A RMWPPP members Facebook site.
Deliverable Products /
Expected Completion
Task Force Research
Leader(s) Kevin Robertson (Arizona DOT)
Members Gary Hicks (California Pavement Preservation Center), Josh Jones (Blastrac), Jeff Koebrick (Convergent Concrete Technologies), Mafiz Mian (Arizona DOT), David Peshkin (Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.), Kevin Robertson (Arizona DOT), Larry Scofield (International Grooving & Grinding Association)
Work Scope (a) Compile  Pavement Preservation Research Projects

Collect and submit applicable research projects into the TSP2 Research Roadmap database.

(b) Collect Technical Briefs and Instructional Papers

Technical Briefs and small studies related to pavement preservation will be collected and forwarded for entry into the Research Roadmap Database.

(c) Identify Needed Pavement Preservation Research

Determine areas of needed research that provide benefit to agencies, pavement preservation professions, and practitioners.

Deliverable Products /
Expected Completion
Progress  The Task Force has sent out a survey on research needs, received a 100% response, and is scrutinizing the survey results.  The group is also examining ongoing research and prioritizing research needs.
Task Force
Completed 2016
Cost Effectiveness
Leader(s) Rod Mills (Ensign Engineering & Land Surveying)
Members John Coplantz (Oregon DOT), Mary Gayle Padmos (Montana DOT), Scott Gibson (Regional Transportation Commission), Mark Wheeler (Idaho DOT)
Work Scope Prepare a Research Problem Statement.  Share knowledge on current and past Preservation processes and what , if any, cost-effectiveness indices were determined.  Develop a database of information from the PP sources that focus specifically on cost effectiveness.  Develop an interface with the Research Task Force to move the Research Problem Statement to implementation.
Deliverable Products /
Expected Completion
Research Problem Statement.  Completed in 2016.
Progress The Task Force has had several conference calls.  The group is examining needed data types and other information.  Greater participation would be helpful.  The work done by NCAT could be helpful.
Task Force
Completed 2013
Leader(s) Mike Santi (Idaho Transportation Department)
Members Jody Bachini (Montana DOT), Maria Burton (Arizona DOT), Jason Dietz (FHWA Resource Center), Yongqi Li (Arizona DOT), Mylinh Lidder (Nevada DOT), Jim Moulthrop (FP², Inc.), Ryan Proctor (Ergon Asphalt & Emulsion), Delmar Salomon (Pavement Preservation Systems), Pedram Shafieian (Arizona DOT)
Work Scope Obtain from the states their current chip seal specifications and the contexts within which they were developed.
Deliverable Products /
Expected Completion
  1. Proposal for the DOTs outlining the advantages of developing a standardized basic specification. [To be determined]
  2. List of chip seal best practices [November 2010].
Progress Specifications for chip seal emulsions are complete and were presented in 2011. The Task Force is still working on Guidelines.
Task Force
Completed 2013
Leader(s) Brandi Julian (Crafco), Garrett Zucker (Crafco)
Members Aaron Algrim (NCPP), David Holmgren (Utah DOT), Mike San Angelo (Alaska DOT)
Work Scope
  1. Work toward a common definition of pavement preservation.
  2. Implement “easy” changes first.
  3. Solicit the states to nominate key persons to review and comment on proposals.
  4. Work with Industry (Bart Lungren, Colas Solutions, Inc.) and Local Agencies (Pat Kennedy, Denver Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council).
  5. Develop ideas for proposed research.
Deliverable Products
  1. Charter document. (Draft) [January, 2011]
  2. White Paper “Strawman” document, identifying conflicts in existing terminology and the benefits of having consistent terminology, for presentation to states and solicitation of their comments.The White Paper should also be presented to AASHTO for its approval. [March, 2011]
  3. Listing of key DOT personnel. [January, 2011]
  4. Research proposal for AASHTO Spring Meeting. [Spring, 2011]
Progress The Task Force is working to produce common definitions and terminologies.

Note: Task Force deliverable products (when available) are posted on this Pavement website at Technical / Task Force Products.