Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoed Senate Bill 1370 which expands the use of Project Labor Agreements.

Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed Senate Bill 1370 today, which expands the use of Project Labor Agreements.

NJAPA, along with other industry partners, successfully lobbied to maintain the longstanding exemption for roadway and paving projects.

The legislation expands the permissible uses of Project Labor Agreements to water and sewer treatment plants and transportation projects where the primary work is a bridge.

To view a copy of the Governor’s recommendations, please click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kevin Monaco, Executive Director, (732) 620-6223 or email kevin@njapa.com

NJAPA Announces Hall of Fame Inductee Steven Kurtz

The NJ Asphalt Pavement Association is pleased to announce this year’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Steven Kurtz of A.E. Stone, Inc.

Steve Kurtz is the President of A.E. Stone, Inc. He has spent his entire career in the Hot Mix Asphalt industry starting with Tri County Asphalt.  Additionally, he has been on the NJAPA Board of Directors for many years and served as President of the NJAPA from 2004 – 2011.  He is also currently on the NJAPA Executive Committee. Steve served as a Trustee of the Construction Industry Advancement Program for many years. 

Congratulations to Steve on this well deserved honor!

William J. Abbott Memorial Scholarship Application

Revisions to NJ Asphalt Pavement Association Scholarship Program for 2020

We have heard from many potential scholarship applicants this year who have advised of issues and delays with compiling the information typically required to complete the NJAPA Scholarship Application. Issues include the availability of transcripts and difficulties gathering letters of recommendation.

In recognition of the unique circumstances we are all facing, the NJAPA Scholarship Committee is revising the application process for 2020. To be eligible for an NJAPA Scholarship applicants will simply need to complete and return the one page application linked here:

NJAPA Scholarship Application

Please return the completed application by email to StaceyL@NJAPA.com by 5pm on May 11, 2020.

If you have already submitted an application, either by mail or email, we ask that you complete this application as well.

If you have any questions please contact:

Stacey Lindenmuth
StaceyL@NJAPA.com
Phone: 609-838-1867

NJDOT Bidding and Awards

NJAPA staff speaks with NJDOT senior staff every day to review, engage and advocate on a range of issues. Urgency in continuing to bid and award work, specifically paving work, is always the top agenda item. Recent discussions with the Director of Construction Services, Director of Operations & Maintenance, Assistant Commissioner of Capital Programs, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner all confirm that NJDOT is working to bid all work originally planned for FY2020 (which ends June 30) within that same time frame.

Some notes regarding FY2020 work status as of 4/23/2020
• 65 projects bid with a low bid value of approximately $852 Million
• 17 of these projects were paving specific with a low bid value of approximately $176 Million
• 38 projects awarded thus far with an award value of approximately $651 Million
• 9 of these projects were paving specific with an award value of approximately $68 Million
• Awarded projects include approximately 470,000 asphalt tons, total asphalt tonnage awarded for FY2019 was 1.71 million, total for FY2018 was 1.27 million.
• 9 projects currently advertised through May 14, 3 of which have significant asphalt quantities, total asphalt tonnage of approximately 430,000 tons.
• 2 Additional Maintenance Roadway contracts to be bid in advance of May 31, 2020
• 14 Additional Capital Projects with a bid range of $128-$285 Million, 4 of which are paving specific with a bid value of $16-$35 Million.

NJDOT Plans $900 Million in Capital Projects for FY2017 | NJAPA

NJDOT Plans $900 Million in Capital Projects for FY2017

Following the reauthorization of the Transportation Trust Fund and the voter approval of Public Question # 2, The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced plans for a $900 million Capital Program for FY2017. The Department also plans approximately $150 million in Operations projects for the current Fiscal Year.

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