Endurablend™ Named Approved Product for Los Angeles Green Bike Lanes

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has approved Endurablend™ for green bike lane delineation within Los Angeles. After considerable testing of various products, the LADOT selected Pavement Surface Coatings’ Endurablend™ pigmented in a custom green color developed with the film industry. Endurablend’s™ cost effectiveness, ease of installation, compatibility with both asphalt and concrete, and exceptional durability were all factors in this decision.

Endurablend™ Brings This Innovation to Los Angeles Bike Lanes

Endurablend™ utilizes new polymer technology, which provides either conventional monolithic surfaces or a unique patterned appearance. With this new patterned technology, Endurablend™ will make a green bike lane a smoother riding surface and enhanced water dispersion in rainstorms.

The Los Angeles City Council has recently rejected a motion that would limit green bike lanes, crafted in an effort to ‘not create unnecessary impediments to location shooting…’, but has instead found an agreed upon shade of green that would satisfy both the concerns of the local film and television productions, as well as the safety of bicyclists in the city. Endurablend™ was the chosen product.

LADOT has been using Endurablend™ for some time on pedestrian plazas and specifically on Broadway Dress Rehearsal project. Those successes influenced the LADOT’s decision on selecting Endurablend™ as the product for their custom colored green bike lanes. LADOT engineer Tim Fremaux indicated Endurablend™ would be used on the Great Streets projects on Van Nuys Boulevard and Venice Boulevard as well as the under-construction MyFig complete streets project.

Endurablend™ has been used extensively across the US, including New York City, as well as South Africa and Canada. Endurablend’s™ versatility, environmentally safe formula and large network of certified installers has made it the leading product for decorative crosswalks, bus and bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, logos and recently, as an antiskid coating.

Safe, Cost-Effective, High-Performance Surfacing

Endurablend’s™ cement base and specialty polymer, provides thermal compatibility, extremely strong bond and exceptional durability. The special polymer in Endurablend™ enables it to perform exceptionally well on both asphalt and concrete surfaces, something previously unavailable with polymer-modified cements. With the addition of colored aggregate to the mix, these coated surfaces provide excellent skid resistance while further extending the useful life of any substrate. Not only does this system designate the colored bike lanes, it also helps repair and protect the underlying surfaces. Endurablend™ will outperform the competition with competitive prices and high production installation techniques.

Endurablend™ is manufactured and distributed by Pavement Surface Coatings. Headquartered in Mountain Lakes, NJ, PSC continues to work with leading testing organizations, polymer manufacturers, material suppliers, equipment designers and manufacturers, and government organizations to develop and improve our products and installation efficiency and techniques. To learn more about Endurablend™, please visit http://www.pavementsurfacecoatings.com.

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AAFMAA Mortgage Services (AMS) Posts Comparative Mortgage Rates for Military Families, According to Andy May, COO, AMS

Fayetteville, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 23, 2017

AAFMAA Mortgage Services posts comparative mortgage rates for military families, according to Andy May, COO. Many military families struggle with understanding mortgage rates. Many lenders post rates that are unrealistic. For a complete listing of various mortgage rates (and the scenario) AAFMAA Mortgage Services provides daily rates (between times listed). These rates are honest, trustworthy, accurate and include Annual Percentage Rate (APR). VA, VA IRRRL, FHA, Fannie, Freddie and other products are provided by AAFMAA Mortgage Services. Check http://www.aafmaa.com/mortgage for a complete list and disclosures.

Competitive, accurate, honest, transparent, and member-owned. Experience the difference at AAFMAA Mortgage Services. AAFMAA Mortgage Services LLC is licensed in the States of Alabama, Delaware, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Tennessee, Kansas, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania (NMLS: 1423968). The team operates from 639 Executive Place, Suite 203, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28305. Call 844-422-3622 (844-4-AAFMAA), email mortgage(at)aafmaa.com or visit the website at http://www.aafmaa.com/mortgage to reach AAFMAA Mortgage Services. Equal Housing Opportunity. NMLS: 1423968. 103418 Loan Officer number for Andy May.

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At-Risk Youth Served By Elevate Phoenix Improve Their Reading Skills By Up To 40%

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2017

Elevate Phoenix is proud to announce that 3,037 at-risk youth in Grades 2-4 served through its Reading Program improved their reading skills and comprehension between 5 and 40% over the past year. The program continues to have a very successful track record of improving students' reading skills and comprehension.

The program addresses a critical need to improve Arizona students’ reading skills. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report, "2015 NAEP Results: A Red Flag," states that only 25% of Arizona’s fourth graders and 34% of eighth graders were at or above proficient in reading. The U.S. Department of Education reported in 2016 that only 28% of Arizona students read at or above proficiency.

“As students progress through school, the curriculum gets more and more complex,” said Tim Cleary, Elevate Phoenix’ Executive Director. “If they don’t have solid reading skills by the fourth grade, and without programs to help them gain those skills, they will struggle more and more to understand the curriculum. Eventually, they will give up and drop out of school.”

Elevate Phoenix’s Reading Program is delivered in and out of school through classroom instruction, mentoring, peer teaching, and the kid-friendly digital reading library myON Reader. Students can access the 8,000+ e-books in myON Reader 24/7 through an electronic device (i.e. Kindle, Smartphone, etc.). They read books about topics they enjoy, like sports and current events, and those that are aligned with the Reading Program character and life skills development curriculum. We also conduct teacher training and parent literacy education – and reading rallies.

Elevate Phoenix conducts reading activities during the school year and over the summer, which includes a reading contest with great prizes for the top individual readers and their schools.

Capstone Publishing’s myON Reader combines online books and a digital tracking system to obtain hard data about students’ reading improvements by measuring Lexile Levels (the systematic measurement of reading levels by grade).

Over the past year, the students read 28,262 books — 75,764,868 words — and spent 7,078 hours reading. The more they read, the more their comprehension increased. Overall, their reading skills and comprehension averaged a 12% increase across all of the schools combined.

Better still, they developed a love of reading! The percentage of students who now are reading on a regular basis increased by 23% to 80% — with 49.8% as an average across all the schools.

“Our Reading Program encourages them to read more and develop a real love of reading. That is why we are seeing their skills improve so quickly and as they move from grade to grade. Our program will help ensure they are successful throughout their educational career and beyond.”

About Elevate Phoenix

Elevate Phoenix is a unique program for Arizona youth. Together with urban public schools and communities we strengthen character, empower knowledge and elevate relationships. Our success is measured by the success of our kids. The Elevate Phoenix curriculum is designed to teach character, life skills, and leadership to urban students. The heart of our success is the work of our team of full-time, primarily ethnic staff who serve as teachers, mentors, and life coaches to students over multiple years. Teacher-mentors are available to students 24/7. Office: 3750 W. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85019 Phone: 602-532-4873 Website: http://www.elevatephoenix.org.

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