News and Announcements 


July 29, 2015

Optional Procedures Added to NTPEP Audit Program

After NTPEP Program Manager Katheryn Malusky reviewed all of the feedback from NTPEP voting members and discussed it with the NTPEP Executive Committee, the decision was reached to implement the following items into the NTPEP Audit Programs, beginning in January 2016:

  1. Random sampling may be conducted at a mill (samples would be used for split samples). This would allow for a state DOT representative to choose samples that are not set aside for a specific purpose.
  2. Follow-up on noted deficiencies found during on-site audit. A DOT representative may conduct an unannounced surveillance audit if a deficiency is found within a NTPEP compliant facility.

It will be up to each NTPEP voting member to decide whether or not to incorporate these procedures when conducting sampling for the NTPEP Program or assisting NTPEP with performing unannounced surveillance audits.

A list of NTPEP's audit programs can be found on

Staff Promotions Announcement

In related news, Brian Korschgen has been promoted to Associate Program Manager for NTPEP Audits. Congratulations, Brian! Also, Katheryn's title has been upgraded from Associate Program Manager, NTPEP to Program Manager, NTPEP. Congratulations, Katheryn!


January 27, 2015

Evaluation Application Submission Cycles for 2015

A downloadable chart showing the date ranges in which manufacturers may submit product evaluation applications is now posted on the Submit a Product page. This chart contains all product types and all submission cycles that fall under a product type. Manufacturers must submit their applications while the submission cycle is open.

2015 Annual Meeting Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications were emailed out to the voting members of NTPEP on January 13. After coordinating within your state DOT, please email your completed application to Katheryn Malusky,, by COB Friday, March 20, 2015.


March 11, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Scholarship Deadline Extended

Please check your inboxes for today's reminder email from Katheryn Malusky, NTPEP Associate Program Manager, regarding travel scholarships to this year's annual meeting in Greenville, SC. The deadline to submit this application was Friday, March 7 but AASHTO will accept these applications through the end of March.

For those of you who have received confirmation of AASHTO receiving your application, please be sure to make your hotel and flight reservations as well as complete the online registration. The registration link can be accessed through the NTPEP website,​

December 23, 2013

NTPEP Logo Contest​ Update

The votes are in. Entry #5 is NTPEP's new logo!



September 19, 2013

DataMine 3.0

DataMine 3.0 is being designed and developed. A task force will work with AASHTO staff and iEngineering over the next several months to decide the key features and user interface of DataMine 3.0.


September 11, 2013

NTPEP Logo Contest

Thank you to the AASHTO Members of NTPEP who have submitted the below designs for the new NTPEP logo. NTPEP Members have until September 27 to cast their vote on the Vovici system. The winner will receive an additional scholarship for their State to attend the 2014 annual NTPEP meeting in Greenville, SC. The winning logo will be reworked by AASHTO's graphic designers and posted here this winter.

 August 2, 2013

Announcing the promotion of Katheryn Malusky to Associate Program Manager, NTPEP, and Evan Rothblatt to Associate Program Manager, Materials.

The change is the result of a recent reevaluation and reassessment of the needs of the NTPEP and APEL programs, as well as the various committee responsibilities within the Engineering Project Delivery Team.

Within the reorganized team, Katheryn will be in charge of the entire NTPEP program with its 22 product categories, including management of two manufacturing auditors positions and responsibility for the full budget and reporting for NTPEP.  In addition, she will be in charge of the “reboot” of DataMine, completely revising the platform and working to improve the serviceability of NTPEP data for all customers. 

Evan will manage the Subcommittee on Materials, including the annual publication of the Materials standards, coordination of the technical sections, and reviews of ballots for the technical sections and full subcommittee.  He will also be revising the APEL platform over the next two years as this program grows, and managing the consultant contracts that are associated with the Technical Service Programs (TSPs) associated with materials standards development and APEL.

Congratulations to Katheryn Malusky and Evan Rothblatt on their new positions.


October 25, 2012

Benefits of NTPEP​ (PowerPoint) Please allow a minute for file to open, then press F5 to play.

This 4 and a half minute animated slideshow includes audio and summarizes the highlights of the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program. You may pause it at any point and click on any of the hyperlinks in it.


June 7, 2012

Traffic Control Device Testing

This podcast provides a summary of how impact testing is conducted on delineators and drums. It outlines how product performance is measured and reported.

To learn more about the testing protocol and data usage for the Temporary Traffic Control Device technical committee, click hereTesting results are posted in NTPEP's DataMine.

May 14, 2012

Warm Mix Asphalt Task Force

A task force for evaluating Warm Mix Asphalt has recently been added to the NTPEP Program. If want to be a member of this task force, please email Katheryn Malusky (

A task force for auditing Guardrail has recently been added to the NTPEP Program. If want to be a member of this task force, please email Katheryn Malusky (

*** DataMine 1.0 will not be able to be accessed after Wednesday, August 1st, 2012. DataMine 2.0 is accessible.


January 1, 2012

AASHTO President Appoints New NTPEP Chairman

AASHTO is pleased to announce that Daniel Grasser, PE; Administrator of the Division of Transportation Systems Development  in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has been appointed to a two-year term as the Chairman of the NTPEP Committee.  

Dan is responsible for the management and oversight of the department’s five regions and the six bureaus that oversee development, maintenance and operations functions related to the state’s highway system. The division provides uniform direction in planning, design and construction phases of project delivery as well as improving the safety and efficiency of the state highway system. The division has more than 1400 employees across the state.

Dan has been with the Department of Transportation for 27 years. He held various positions in construction, design, traffic and maintenance during his tenure.

The AASHTO/NTPEP staff welcomes Dan and we look forward to working with him during his term as our Chairman.
































































































































































































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