Governing Board for City, County Pavement Improvement Center Holds Inaugural Meeting
The City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC), a joint venture between CSAC, the League of California Cities (League), the University of California and the California State University systems, held the inaugural meeting of the Governing Board to set-priorities for the coming year.
The purpose of CCPIC is to promote and leverage the most advanced, cost-effective and sustainable pavement practices, science, tools, and resources to California’s cities and counties, which will help local agencies maximize the value of their local streets and roads.
Funded by research grants and SB 1 (the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017) research money, the CCPIC will develop and provide programs that advance sustainable pavement practices in these areas of activity:
- Delivery of training and technology transfer
- Development of guidance and tools
- Establishment of a certificate program
- Creation and operation of a resource center
- Research and development
CSAC worked with the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) to appoint six county public works officials to the Governing Board representing rural, suburban, and urban counties and a mix of north, south, central, coastal and inland counties. CSAC’s appointees include: Howard Dashiell, Mendocino County; Todd Riddiough, Yolo County; David Mendoza, San Joaquin County; Matt Tuggle, Solano County; Casey Carlson, Santa Cruz County; and Chris Hooke, Ventura County. The CCPIC Governing Board will convene quarterly.
CSAC staff looks forward to updating counties on the progress this exciting partnership makes in the near future to maximize the investment of every transportation dollar at the local level. In the meantime, counties are encouraged to visit the CCPIC website for information on work done to date and upcoming trainings available to counties.