America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects Competing for Two National Awards This year, a record 36 states and the District of Columbia entered 73 projects that were judged in three categories: “Under Budget,” “Best Use of Innovation,” and a new category this year “Quality of Life/Community Development.” Online voting begins Sept. 8, and will continue through Friday, Oct. 24.
AASHTO Announces 'Faces of Transportation' Photography Contest, 2014 Competition Will Include Video Entries The annual Faces of Transportation photography contest is marking its 10th year by adding a video category. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the national contest asks State DOT employees and private citizens to send in photographs and videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation.
This year's competition, themed "Transportation in...
Transportation TV Transportation TV has been created to support AASHTO’s national social media and public outreach and education effort. The goal of this nationwide effort is to inspire a national dialogue about America’s transportation needs today and into the future and the importance of passing a new Highway and Transit reauthorization bill designed to meet those needs. The news and information shared through Transportation TV will reflects America’s story,...
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.
AASHTO Centennial Promo Video: Gear Up! This is AASHTO'S centennial year! Watch this video and join the celebration by gearing up. From baseball caps and polo shirts to pens and coffee mugs -- find something for yourself or purchase that perfect gift. Watch this video to see what's available and how to make your purchase today! AASHTO: A Century of Achievement for a Better Tomorrow -- 1914 to 2014.
AASHTO's 100th Anniversary Website In November 1914 a small group of 14 state highway engineers met at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the creation of an association that would address the unique concerns of the public officials responsible for "getting America out of the mud." AASHTO turns 100 years old next year, and this website allows you to see where transportation began, how far it has come, and where the future leads.
House T&I Leadership Introduces Bipartisan Passenger Rail Reauthorization
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders on Thursday, Sept. 11, introduced the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014, or PRRIA (H.R. 5449).
September 12, 2014
America's Top 10 Transportation Projects Competing for Two National Awards
The final 10 projects are finally set. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week announced the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition top 10 projects.
Automakers, Researchers and Michigan DOT Announce V2V Deployment Partnership
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced on Sunday, Sept. 7, that it was partnering with General Motors, Ford Motor Co., and a University of Michigan consortium to deploy vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technology-enabled corridors on more than 120 miles of Metro Detroit roadway, including stretches of I-696 (Walter P. Reuther Freeway) and I-94 (Edsel Ford Freeway).
Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Commends CDOT for Historic Flood Recovery
Several prominent public officials were on hand earlier this week to commemorate the anniversary of devastating flooding that caused significant damage to roads and bridges throughout Colorado.
Kentucky Awards Contract for Major Widening Project
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear last week announced that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had awarded a $138.48 million contract to rebuild 17 miles of interstate approximately 55 miles south of Louisville.
Rough Roads and Congestion Costing California Drivers $44B Annually
A new report claims the average California driver loses $2,500 per year as a result of driving on rough roads that are congested, deteriorated or lack certain safety features.
Texas DOT Engineer Nees Earns 2014 ARTBA Women Leaders Award
Katherine Nees, Texas Department of Transportation's deputy director for the Strategic Projects Division, this week received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's Transportation Development Foundation "Women Leaders ...
Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway
The Federal Highway Administration has a Senior Executive Service opening in the Office of Federal Lands Highway, located in Washington, DC. FHWA seeks a diverse pool of candidates from within and outside the government who can bring strong executive skills to the position of Associate Administrator ...
USDOT Announces Latest Round of TIGER Grant Recipients
The U.S. Department of Transportation formally announced that it has awarded nearly $600 million to 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program for 2014. The grants will support more ...
Administration Summit Focuses on Expanding Infrastructure Investments
America needs to expand its investment in infrastructure and expanding the sources of funding for transportation to include private dollars will help. That was the message behind a one-day summit sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Treasury Department held this week in ...
Florida DOT Finalizes Concession Agreement for $2.3 Billion Project
I-4 Ultimate Receives Largest TIFIA Loan for I-4 Reconstruction Project
State DOT CEOs Headline House Hearing on Streamlining Environmental Reviews
Three state departments of transportation were among the witnesses before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit this week as the subcommittee examined how MAP-21, the most recent federal transportation bill, had affected the process of quickly moving large ...
USDOT Announces Campaign to Improve Ped/Bike Safety
The U.S. Department of Transportation is launching an 18-month campaign to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week.
This week on Transportation TV: State DOTs Use Smart Solutions to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs
Sustainable Transportation is working across America. This week, Transportation TV highlights the many ways State Departments of Transportation are using innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut costs and create healthier, more livable and economically viable communities. State DOT officials from Oregon, Arizona and Minnesota explain how their agencies are incorporating sustainability into everything they do.
Sustainable Transportation is working across America. This week Transportation TV highlights the many ways State Departments of Transportation are using innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut costs and create...
September 11, 2014
September 08, 2014
September 17, 2014
New York Governor: State Will Appeal Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Rejection
Texas Lawmakers Look for New Ways to Fund Highways
Arizona Transportation Agencies Brace for Storms
North Carolina Governor, NCDOT to Unveil Transportation Vision Today
Repairing South Carolina Roads is State's Biggest Challenge, Panel Told
Congress: NHTSA Mishandled GM Recall
IDOT, Secretary of State and AAA Launch National Child Passenger Safety Week in Illinois
Port of Anchorage Shifts Focus to Modernization
Federal Grant Boosts Mass Transit Hopes in Indianapolis Area
Shuster Wants 'Transformational' FAA Funding Bill
Merritt Parkway Trail Proposal Faces Opposition in Connecticut
Seattle DOT: 1,100 Cyclists a Day Using Second Avenue Bikeway
US Working to Fill NHTSA Chief Job Quickly
Every Day Counts and Innovation: A Progress Report
TIGER Ready to Connect Mississippian to Opportunity
Guidebook for Through-the-Fence Operations
September 17, 2014