2015 AASHTO Spring Meeting With surface transportation reauthorization underway, and the Highway Trust Fund in crisis, the 2015 AASHTO Spring Meeting in Cheyenne, WY, promises to be one of the most important gatherings of state departments of transportation of the year.
AASHTO Highway Safety Manual Welcome to the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) web site – the source for information on quantifying and evaluating highway safety performance using the Highway Safety Manual.
AASHTO Innovation Initiative Formerly the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, AII advances innovation from the grassroots up: by agencies, for agencies, peer-to-peer. The program actively seeks out proven advancements in transportation technology, investing time and money to accelerate their adoption by agencies nationwide.
New Resources for Transportation Systems Management and Operations Community The National Operations Center of Excellence and its website at www.transportationops.org have just been launched. Designed to actively support the transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) community, the Center’s Operations Technical Services Program and web portal provide the tools, best practices, and information needed to help transportation agencies enhance safety and reduce congestion. Dennis Motiani, former New Jersey...
Nation at a Crossroads The "Nation at a Crossroads" is a web-based infographic, mobile app and printed brochure that provides a national perspective on surface transportation investments. It also provides state-level information to help tell the story of how federal funding affects transportation investment priorities.
USDOT Says New Highway Demand Levels Highlight Need for Trust Fund Boost
The Federal Highway Administration said Americans drove 221.1 billion miles in February, a 2.8 percent increase from a year earlier and part of a rising demand pattern that underscores the need for greater investment in transportation infrastructure.
April 24, 2015
Oregon Gov. Brown Presses Legislature to Increase Transportation Project Funding
Gov. Kate Brown is asking the Oregon Legislative Assembly to send her a measure that would boost the state's investment in transportation infrastructure.
Hickenlooper Seeks Change to Colorado Law That Stifles Funding for Transportation
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked leaders of the General Assembly to change state law that he said is preventing what would otherwise be annual infusions of hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's General fund into the transportation system.
Pence Taps Hendrickson as Indiana DOT Commissioner After Browning Resigns
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence named Brandye Hendrickson as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation on April 22, following Karl Browning's resignation that day as the department's CEO.
Maryland Highway Agency Chief Resigns
Melinda Peters has resigned as administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Baltimore Sun reported, a position that involved her in many committee activities at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
S. Carolina, Nebraska Governors Threaten Vetoes on Fuel Charge Bills in Legislatures
The governors of South Carolina and Nebraska are warning they will veto transportation funding bills that appear headed for passage in their legislatures, measures that rely on increases in motor fuel user charges.
W. Virginia Gets $5 Million in FHWA Funds to Aid Roads Hit by Floods, Landslides
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing West Virginia $5 million in Federal Highway Administration emergency relief funds, to help with costs of repairing federal-aid roads struck by March floods and subsequent landslides.
Mississippi DOT Tackles Trash Challenges, Cites Economic Harm From Litter
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched an anti-litter program aimed at significantly reducing the amount of trash along the state's roadways.
FRA Sends Grants to Help State DOTs, Other Agencies Improve Rail Safety, Service
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded eight grants totaling nearly $21.3 million to help state departments of transportation and other agencies in highway-rail grade crossing safety, positive train control systems and passenger rail service.
Average Gas Price Jumps Nearly 8 Cents in Latest Week; Diesel Rises 2.6 Cents
Motor fuel prices spiked at U.S. fueling stations in the latest week, the Energy Information Administration said, with gasoline rising an average of 7.7 cents a gallon while the diesel average rose 2.6 cents.
Obama Recommends New USDOT Grants to Improve Energy Distribution Networks
President Obama has proposed a new grant program under which the U.S. Department of Transportation would support supply chain improvements that aid the distribution of energy products.
14 State DOTs Share Honors in FHWA’s 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards
The Federal Highway Administration said this year's Environmental Excellence Award recipients included 14 state departments of transportation, which were selected by an independent panel for the agency's biennial recognition of "innovative efforts to preserve the environment while enhancing ...
ARTBA Foundation Gives College Aid to Children of Workers Killed, Disabled
Ten children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive college financial assistance this year from the "Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship" fund of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association-Transportation Development ...
Pulitzer-Winning Writer on Distracted Driving to Address Association Spring Meeting
Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times and bestselling author, will be the featured speaker to address state transportation department leaders during the May 14 safety luncheon at the AASHTO Spring Meeting in Cheyenne, Wyo.
For Earth Day 2015, TTV Looks at Climate- or Health-Conscious Programs in 5 States
In connection with the April 22 observance of Earth Day 2015, Transportation TV focuses this week on programs in five states, where departments of transportation are highlighting health, financial and environmental benefits of efforts that cut down on vehicle trips, and that recycle materials or ...
Cox Names Two to Traffic Safety Committee
AASHTO President John Cox has appointed John Milton and Bonnie Polin to four-year terms on the association's Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety.
Earth Day was created 45 years ago as a way of putting environmental concerns front and center. This Earth Day the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is releasing a video to showcase some of the remarkable ways...
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Colorado Governor Seeks Change to State Law That Stifles Funding for Transportation
Group Warns Budget Woes Threaten Kansas Highway Program
Michigan DOT Director Discusses Roads, Idle Railcars
Vermont Transportation Agency Gets Environmental Award
North Carolina DOT Now – April 24
AASHTO President Cox Names Two to Traffic Safety Committee
States Shoulder Road-Building Burden as US Government Stalls
Montana House Continues to Wrangle with Infrastructure Bill
Wrong-Way Driving Systems Installed in Rhode Island
Wrong-Way Crashes on the Rise; What South Carolina DOT is Doing to Reduce the Risk
Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Sparks Urgency for California Lawmakers
Truckers Could Stay Off Job at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Railroad Unions Urge Tougher Rules on Tracks
Nebraska Senate Votes to Cut Ties with Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact
Boston Transit Agency Offered Free Rides Because of Snow Woes
New Jersey Transit Turns to Canada for a Loan
Philadelphia Airport Clears Roadblock for Major Expansion
House Dem Wants to Ban Lithium Batteries from Flights
Golden Gate Bridge Officials Want to Keep Drones Away from Span
Los Angeles Airport Security Boosted Amid Possible ISIS Threat
Arizona to Cross-Country Cyclists: Here's the Way
SHRP 2: Announcing Round 6 IAP Webinars
Bill Would Require Transportation Contractors to Use US Products Whenever Possible
Foxx: Technological Advancements Can Boost Transportation Infrastructure, Reduce Traffic
BTS's National Transportation Statistics Updated
Expanding Transit Options Boosts Transportation Sustainability
FHWA Celebrates Environmental Excellence
USDOT to Offer Free Public Workshop on Applications for the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative – May 18-19 – Washington, DC
Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities and Planning for Recovery
April 27, 2015