Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Utah handled a boom in growth and can do it again, experts say

Transportation » Increasing fuel tax is one option to cover infrastructure.   

Layton • Utah used careful planning to avoid some horrible effects of rapid growth in the past 20 years, experts say, and it’s time to do it again. That probably includes raising motor-fuel taxes to pay for transportation improvements.

Speakers delivered that message Thursday on Weber State University’s Layton campus during the Top of Utah Transportation Expo, sponsored by the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority.

Friday, May 2, 2014

President's Message April


I have been torn for the last couple of weeks as to what to write for my last newsletter message as UAPA’s President.  Looking back, it is easy to see the growth of the association over this past year on many levels.  We have several committees that meet now on a regular basis, we have a fully functioning Board of Directors, the Utah Asphalt Conference was a huge success, and we have regularly and collectively engaged industry and our community from specification revisions to partnerships with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and Make-A-Wish Utah. 

Looking forward, I will, however, be the first to recognize that there is yet more to do.  That is why I am excited for the leadership of Craig Fabrizio over the course of the next year.  As I now take on the role of UAPA’s Past-President, I stand ready to help Craig, Reed, and the entire UAPA family achieve the strategic goals and vision for this association as it continues to grow and indeed, “Pave the Future.”

I appreciate your support this past year as UAPA’s President, and I hope that you will continue to engage this association and actively participate in events, meetings, and conferences as we continue to grow together.


-Joe Johnson

Kilgore Companies

UAPA President

April 2013 – April 2014