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FUNDING

Manufacturers Association Study Calls for Increased Transportation Investment

The National Association of Manufacturers this week released a study that "reveals a decade of troubling trends in infrastructure formation."

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September 26, 2014

FUNDING

Pew Trust Report Analyzes Local, State and Federal Roles in Transportation Funding

Paying for a transportation system in need is becoming more difficult at all levels of government, according to a new Pew Charitable Trusts report that offers four principles for public policymakers to help guide transportation investment decisions.

September 26, 2014

TRANSIT

USDOT Announces $100 million in Grants to Improve Access to Education, Employment Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award $100 million in competitive grants to 24 recipients in 19 states to "significantly improve bus service and bus facilities in urban and rural communities where residents depend heavily on public transportation," the agency announced on ...

September 26, 2014

RECOVERY

Transit Agencies Receive Nearly $3.6 Billion to Improve Resiliency

Transit agencies in six states and the District of Columbia affected by 2012's Hurricane Sandy will share $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds intended to shore up the systems' resiliency.

September 26, 2014

TIGER

GAO: TIGER Program Makes Improvements

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that despite some improvements in transparency, the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER program still has some work to do.

September 26, 2014

RESEARCH

Frequently Repeating Safety Messages Can Help Change Driver Behavior

A new study published by the Federal Highway Administration finds that safety messages on dynamic message signs – those electronic signs that remind drivers to buckle their seatbelts or to drive sober – can help change motorist behaviors if those messages are repeated often.

September 26, 2014

STATISTICS

BTS Publishes Annual State Transportation Statistics Guide

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) last week released its 2014 State Transportation Statistics guide, a web-only reference to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

September 26, 2014

States

PROJECT DELIVERY

Gov. Snyder Joins MDOT and Community to Celebrate Early I-96 Reopening

Michigan Department of Transportation officials were joined by Gov. Rick Snyder, state officials and members of the community on Sunday, Sept. 21, to cut a ribbon and reopen a section of I-96 between US-24 (Telegraph Road) and Newburgh Road in Livonia more than two weeks early.

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September 26, 2014

TOLLS

Indiana Toll Operator Declares Bankruptcy, Business as Usual for Drivers

According to several news outlets, the company that operates the Indiana Toll Road this week filed for bankruptcy protection.

September 26, 2014

PPP

Ohio Department of Transportation Embarks on State's Largest Single Construction Project

The Ohio Department of Transportation this week announced it was reviewing formal proposals to build a 16-mile, four-lane limited access highway from U.S. 23 north of Lucasville to U.S. 52 near Sciotoville (east of Cincinnati near the Kentucky border). The new roadway will complete the missing link of the Appalachian Development Highway System in Ohio.

September 26, 2014

ENERGY

MnDOT Seeks Proposals for Solar for Use Along Public Rights-of-Way

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials are seeking proposals to lease state right of way for the installation of solar arrays.

September 26, 2014

EDUCATION

Rally for Bridge Inspectors Held at New Mexico State University

A rally was held at New Mexico State University Friday, to honor the students, faculty and researchers in the College of Engineering's bridge inspection program. The program, which is operated in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), provides annual routine ...

September 26, 2014

AASHTO

ANNUAL MEETING

AASHTO Celebrates 100th Anniversary During 2014 Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

For 100 years, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has helped state departments of transportation transform the nation – its security, economy and quality of life – through the development of an integrated, multi-modal transportation system.

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September 26, 2014

AWARDS

Voting Continues for America's Transportation Awards

Voting continued this week for America's Transportation Awards People's Choice winner.

September 26, 2014

JOB

AASHTO Seeks Finance Specialist

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently seeking a Finance Specialist, a position located in Washington, DC. Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Finance Specialist ensures the effective administration of internal office ...

September 26, 2014

BUD WRIGHT, Executive Director

LLOYD D. BROWN, Director of Communications

JOHN BOYD, Senior Editor

ZACH O'CONNOR, Staff Writer

GREG PEARSON, Copy Editor

AASHTO Journal is published every Friday by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Journal's weekly email newsletter is available for subscription free of charge.

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