Florida DOT Wins Top Prizes in America's Transportation Awards National Competition The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition.
Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Throughout our history, investments in transportation have led America forward. Now is the time to renew this legacy for the next generation.
Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council TC3 is proud to announce the launch of its new learning management system (LMS) and website. TC3 is migrating courses, previously housed on the National Highway Institute (NHI) website, to a new LMS platform that leverages AASHTO resources. An improved user experience with new functionality and new and updated courses will be two features of the TC3 LMS. In addition, users will be able to provide feedback directly to TC3 through course...
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...
House Seen Moving on Highway Bill as Deadline Nears; Funding Options Unclear
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is widely expected to approve its version of a highway/transit/rail reauthorization measure later this month ahead of an Oct. 29 deadline for Highway Trust Fund programs to expire.
October 09, 2015
Joaquin Aftermath Wreaks Heavy Destruction on South Carolina Infrastructure
Historic, torrential rainfalls that struck South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin produced extensive flooding, closed hundreds of roads and bridges and left more than a dozen people dead.
NJDOT's Bertoni to be Acting Commissioner as Fox Returns to Private Sector
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Oct. 2 that Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox will transition back to the private sector by the end of this month, when NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Joseph Bertoni will take over as acting commissioner.
Weber Plans Yearend Exit as TxDOT CEO
Joe Weber, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation and a retired Marine Corps general, announced plans to leave as the agency's CEO at the end of this year.
MnDOT Drone Study Eyes Second Phase After Summer Test of Bridge Inspections
Minnesota Department of Transportation researchers who are testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to inspect bridges expect to launch a second phase of their work this fall, after an earlier demonstration showed how one drone type can aid inspectors.
FHWA Kicks Off Effort to Encourage Greater State Flexibility in Roadway Design
The Federal Highway Administration is proposing to sharply increase the flexibility of state or local officials to make design changes for low-speed local roads, and to trim the number of categories in which states must seek FHWA approval for changes on higher-speed roads.
FHWA Sends South Carolina $5M, Missouri $1M to Help Cover Emergency Repair
The Federal Highway Administration tapped its quick-release account to send South Carolina $5 million in emergency relief as the state copes this month with heavy flood damage to roads and bridges, and sent $1 million to Missouri for costs related to widespread spring and summer flooding.
$93M FTA Grant to Help Extend Central Florida’s SunRail Commuter Train Service
The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $93.4 million grant to help extend central Florida's SunRail commuter train service 17.2 miles from southern Orlando to Osceola County.
EDA Targets More Than $10M for Road Projects Tied to Business Development
The Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration pushed out dozens of infrastructure grants at the end of the federal 2015 budget year, including more than $10 million for projects to build or improve roads that would support business operations.
Cycling Group, AASHTO Announce Expansion of U.S. Bike Route Network
Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced that AASHTO has approved another 2,141 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes in five new states – Vermont, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Arizona – along with an alternate route for ...
FHWA Awards $6.43M in Innovative Road Project Grants for Seven States
The Federal Highway Administration awarded more than $6.4 million in grants from its Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration program to fund projects in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota and Rhode Island, as well as the Pueblo of Acoma tribal government in New Mexico.
President Names Laipply to Route Numbering Committee
Association President Paul Trombino appointed Colorado's Joshua Laipply to a four-year term as the Region 4 representative of the Highways Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering.
Iowa Takes 2015 Safety Leadership Award
The association's Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety awarded the 2015 AASHTO Safety Leadership Award to the Iowa Department of Transportation, citing the success shown by a continued decline in the state's traffic fatalities.
At its Annual Meeting in Chicago Sept. 27, AASHTO announced that the Florida Department of Transportation had won the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition. 48 transportation projects from...
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Transportation Sleeper Issue in Mississippi Election?
Road Funding Emerges as Top State Issue in Indiana 2016 Elections
Study Underway to Reassess Vermont Gas Tax
Connecticut Governor Talks About the Cost of Transportation Improvements
AASHTO President Trombino Names Colorado's Joshua Laipply to Route Numbering Committee
Iowa DOT Takes 2015 AASHTO Safety Leadership Award
Part of I-95 Reopens; Hundreds of South Carolina Roads, Bridges Still Out
Connecticut: Widening I-95, I-84 Will Boost Economic Output
Indiana Governor Announces I-65 Downtown Bridge to Open Ahead of Schedule
New Alert System on Florida's Turnpike Stops 14 Wrong-Way Vehicles in First Year
Need a Job? America Has a Giant Shortage of Truck Drivers
California Bullet Train is Attracting Interest – But Not Funding
Rail Work to Shut Down Chicago-St. Louis Amtrak Trains for Two Weeks
Amtrak Welcomes Pets Aboard Select Trains Traveling in the Northeast
FTA Taking Over Direct Oversight of DC Metro
New York City and State Reach Agreement on MTA Capital Plan
Why Mass Transit Experts Have Their Eye on Houston's Bus System
Chicago Transit Authority Expands Its Harassment Informational Campaign
Cleveland Responds for Proposed $735,000 FAA Fine Against Airport for Unsafe Conditions
Airports Create Hotel Complexes, Aiming to Become Destinations
Travel Group Protests TSA Staff Cuts
First US Bicycle Route in Vermont Designated
Arizona Approved for First Border-to-Border Interstate for Bicycles
Oklahoma City Launches 'Watch for Me OKC' Campaign to Help Make Roads Safer
White House Honors Transportation 'Champions of Change'
FTA Announces New National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Ladders of Opportunity Technical Assistance Initiative
FTA Issues Updated Emergency Relief Program Manual for Transit Industry
BTS Releases August Airline Full-Time and Part-Time Employment Data
Design Flexibility for Stronger Communities
Talking Freight Seminar on October 21: Jason's Law Truck Parking Survey - Report on Findings
FMCSA Releases Additional Analysis on Alternatives for Safety Measurement
Letter from US Transportation Secretary Foxx to NTSB Chairman Hart on NTSB Recommendations Regarding WMATA
Public Roads – September/October 2015
TRB and Resilience: A Summary of Transportation Research Board Activities
TRB Security, Emergency Management, and Infrastructure Protection Research Status Report
October 13, 2015