2014 AASHTO Washington Briefing The Washington Briefing is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues on the issues and challenges facing state transportation departments. This three-day event brings together the who's who in the transportation industry and provides a forum to share our vision and address critical issues directly with Members of Congress. Past Washington Briefing speakers and guests have included the US Secretary of the Department of...
AASHTO Centennial Blog to Post Nation’s Stories about Travel in America The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is celebrating its 100th birthday by encouraging the traveling public to share its experiences and memorabilia about the many positive ways transportation has touched their lives.
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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.
President Obama, House Ways and Means Chair Release Separate Measures for Transportation Funding
On Thursday, both President Obama and House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) released proposals that would raise revenue from corporate tax reform to invest in transportation infrastructure projects across the nation.
February 28, 2014
Foxx Touts President's Transportation Proposal, Acknowledges State DOT Needs at AASHTO Washington Briefing
During an address Thursday to state transportation department CEOs and other transportation-focused attendees, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx praised a plan announced Wednesday by President Obama that calls for a four-year, $302 billion transportation infrastructure measure, while also recognizing the need to provide funding certainty for state transportation departments.
Wisconsin DOT Secretary Talks MAP-21 Freight Provisions, Primary Freight Network at House Transportation Committee Hearing
The House Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit discussed the nation's highway freight network on Thursday during a hearing that featured Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb on behalf of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
USDOT Accepting Application for Sixth Round of TIGER Grants
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined President Obama in St. Paul Wednesday to announce the president's four-year, $302 billion transportation bill (see related AASHTO Journal story here) along with the launch of the sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery ...
Longtime U.S. Representative and Transportation Advocate John Dingell to Retire
Longtime U.S. Representative John Dingell (D-MI) announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the 113th Congress (the end of the year). The 87-year-old veteran lawmaker was first elected to the House in 1955 to fill his late father's seat.
More States Seek Participation in Implementing SHRP2 Solutions
Ninety-two applications from 32 states and 18 other agencies were received by the Federal Highway Administration last week for the third round of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program. Nine states were first-time applicants, reflecting the growing ...
USDOT Asking Public for Next Big Transportation Technology Tool
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week used his FastLane blog to call on tech-savvy and creative individuals across the country to come up with a new technology tool, such as a mobile application or web-based device, that will revolutionize "the way Americans see and understand ...
February Issue of AASHTO Centennial Newsletter Available Online
The most recent issue of the AASHTO centennial newsletter can now be found online on AASHTO's centennial website.
New on Transportation TV: Speeches by Three of Nation's Top Transportation Leaders
This week on AASHTO's Transportation TV you can watch speeches by three of the nation's top transportation leaders, each delivered this week at the 2014 AASHTO Washington Briefing on Capitol Hill. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) addressed attendees Wednesday, ...
Highway Trust Fund Must be Saved in Transportation Battle, Says Senate EPW Chair Boxer
The Highway Trust Fund is in real danger and has to be preserved in order to make sure that transportation funding is available for state transportation departments, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said during the opening plenary session ...
Shuster Says He Wants Next Transportation Reauthorization Bill to Build on MAP-21's Successes
During a keynote address Thursday to attendees of the AASHTO Washington Briefing, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) said he is working on a transportation measure that will take the positive reforms from the current bill, MAP-21, while also focusing on ...
Strong Transportation Network Vital to Economy, Business Growth, Panelists Say
During a transportation partners roundtable discussion at the AASHTO Washington Briefing on Wednesday, representatives from various industries discussed the need for additional transportation infrastructure investment to get goods to market, keep retail shelves stocked, to allow for importing and ...
State DOTs, Federal Government Making Progress in Creating National Freight Network
Ever since the emergence of several new freight provisions established in the current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, state transportation departments and the federal government have experienced a "flurry of activity" in freight, according to Rich Biter, assistant secretary of ...
AASHTO Centennial Shadowbox Makes First Appearance
AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright unveiled a special shadowbox commemorating AASHTO's 100th anniversary during a Washington Briefing reception Wednesday. The large shadowbox is a major piece of the association's centennial celebration created to highlight the member transportation departments' ...
Increased Transportation Spending in New York Needed for Safety and Economic Growth, Report Says
Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested, or lack recommended safety features cost New York drivers a total of $20.3 billion per year — almost $2,300 per driver in some regions — due to the resultant delays, traffic crashes, and operating expenses, according to a new report released this week ...
Colorado DOT Aims to Reduce I-70 Rush Hour Traffic through "Peak Time Challenge"
In an effort to keep motorists from enduring weekend highway congestion on I-70 in the Denver area, the Colorado Department of Transportation recently launched a challenge that asks drivers to show how they spend extra time enjoying themselves in the mountains instead of sitting in those traffic ...
Georgia DOT Saves Money, Improves Efficiency with Private Sector Partnership
By partnering with a private company to manage and recover claims for damages on state property resulting from vehicle crashes, the Georgia Department of Transportation is saving taxpayers from footing the bill and making the department more efficient.
Virginia DOT Helps Keep Drivers Safe with Technology on the Interstate
Virginia Department of Transportation is aiming to reduce interstate traffic incidents by utilizing a technology system that will keep drivers better informed of roadway conditions.
Massachusetts DOT Increases Mobility Options for Commuters with New Partnership
Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials announced this week a new public-private partnership that will allow the department to provide new regional transportation services, adding to the menu of mobility options in the state.
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, addressed several hundred attendees at the 2014 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington Briefing on Capitol...
February 28, 2014
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Connecticut Looks to Constitution for Tougher Lockbox on Transportation Money
Alaska Governor on the Fence About Transportation Fund
Transportation Group Campaign Seeks More Highway Money for Nevada
Michigan Should 'Bite the Bullet' on Road Funding, Suggests Pennsylvania Transportation Official
Georgia DOT's Free 511 Travel Info Service Tops 9 Million Calls
Florida DOT District 4 ITS Quarterly Newsletter – March 2014
Arkansas Governor Looks for Answers in 'Unacceptable' Traffic Mess
California DOT Prepares for 'Traffic Nightmare' In and Around Sacramento
North Carolina Governor: More Changes to Come in Transit, Transportation Across State
Bill Filed in Senate to Ban Motorcycle-Only Highway Checkpoints
Obama Budget Garners Mixed Reaction Among Ports
Amtrak Fails to Weather Winter Well
Denver's Union Station Speeds Forward
Bids to Be Sought on Installing Second Albany-Schenectady Track
Foxx Touts $2.5 Billion in Obama Budget for Transit Expansion
New Hampshire DOT Presents Preliminary Options for Boston-Concord Transit System
Milestone Reached in Construction of Light-Rail Bridge in Oregon
2 Big CTA Projects Included in Obama Transit Funding List
Utah House Rejects Tax Break for Transit Passes
Provo City Council Pushes to Advance Bus Rapid Transit
Study: Passport Kiosks Shorten Airport Lines
Florida Governor Announces $194 Million in State Funds to Help Expand Tampa International Airport
Denver Airport Chief Touts Showcase Project, Defends Maintenance Cuts
Foxx Says He Won't Tolerate 'Crisis' in Bicyclist Deaths
Houston to Test Whether Pedestrians, Cyclists Will Use Car-Free Streets
More Bike Legislation Scuttled by Virginia Lawmakers
Business Appears to Be Picking Up Near Capital Bikeshare Stations
Bicycling to Opportunity…in Safety
Foxx Recommends $2.5 Billion to Expand Transit Options that Improve Access to Jobs and Opportunities
ITS News & Updates – March 5, 2014
FAA Safety Briefing – March/April 2014
Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response
March 06, 2014