Infrastructure Week 2016 This year, as candidates vie for political offices across the nation and voters consider policies they want those candidates to pursue, there is one fundamental policy we hope they will keep in mind – how to sustain our multilayered national transportation system.
Cheaper, Safer, Faster: How Disruptive Technologies are Changing How We Build and Operate Transportation Infrastructure AASHTO and Eno invite you to the event "Disruptive Technology and Transportation Infrastructure: How is the convergence of technology and transportation changing how we build and operate assets?"
2016 AASHTO Spring Meeting Join us at the 2016 AASHTO Spring Meeting in Des Moines where state departments of transportation officials will meet to discuss a broad range of transportation issues and participate in sessions that cover the latest in industry policies and innovations. We can't wait to see you!
National Bike Month May is National Bike Month and State Departments of Transportation are among the many diverse organizations marking the occasion. This month the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is sharing encouraging examples of the many ways state DOTS are supporting biking and walking through innovative programs, investment, and partnerships to give citizens healthy options for recreation and commuting.
Graves, Norton Push for House Tax Writers to Include Trust Fund Fix in Tax Reform Plan
The chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee said he and his ranking member are mounting an effort to convince the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee to include a long-term revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund in any tax reform measure it considers.
May 20, 2016
AASHTO, States Ask Congress to Drop Plans to Rescind Billions in Highway Funds
Associations representing state departments of transportation, legislatures and the nation's governors worked this month to head off a Senate appropriations provision that could potentially take away billions of dollars in already-authorized highway funds.
TRIP, Maryland DOT’s Rahn Report on Road Congestion Challenges, Efforts to Reduce It
Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn joined with the TRIP traffic research group to both identify the state's worst roadway bottlenecks and highlight efforts the state has been taking in recent years to improve conditions.
Missouri DOT Says Finances Improve, But Not Enough for Long-Term Highway Needs
The Missouri Department of Transportation is telling residents that its financial outlook has improved significantly from its forecast a year ago, but that it is still not good enough to make the improvements the state will need to keep up with a growing population and commerce.
Deal to Close Connecticut Budget Gap Taps Sales Tax Funds for Transportation
Connecticut lawmakers in the General Assembly passed an austerity budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that closes a projected deficit with measures that include diverting a reported $50 million in transportation funds.
RIDOT Credits ‘Pothole Killer’ Machines for Reducing Claims Against Vehicle Damage
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is crediting a pilot program this past winter to use "Pothole Killer" trucks that automatically fill and seal the trouble spots with cutting the number of driver claims for pothole damage.
October Floods Still Leave Dozens of South Carolina Roads, Bridges Closed for Repairs
Months after a crippling rain and flood event struck South Carolina last October, the state still has dozens of roads and bridges closed, including some roads impacted by breached dams.
PennDOT Says Latest Rail Project Grants Will Help Create, Retain 48,000 Jobs
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said 31 rail projects it is supporting with grants will create an estimated 9,200 jobs and help retain more than 39,000 others over the next five years.
Oklahoma DOT Touts Signage, Value of Marine Highway That Spares Road Wear
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said it has installed new signs at key bridges over the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System to alert viewers to a marine highway that takes goods off state highways to move them by barge.
Wright Calls for Election Focus on Project Investments as Key to Economic Strength
AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright issued a call for voters and candidates in this year's elections to face up to the nation's transportation needs, with voters demanding how potential office-holders would deal with the investment gap and candidates detailing their action plans.
Eno: Put Multimodal Freight Grants Program in General Fund, Levy Shipment Fee
The Eno Center for Transportation proposed that Congress alter the new freight programs in the FAST Act to carve out a national multimodal grant program paid for by general funds, and levy a percentage fee on the cost of surface freight shipments to support it over the long run.
USDOT Gets $9.8B in Project Funding Requests for $800M Pool of Freight Grants
The first year of the new freight-related grants under the five-year FAST Act has seen project sponsors seek nearly $9.8 billion in funding, the U.S. Department of Transportation said May 20. The only problem is that the 2016 grant pool is $800 million.
Center Offers Ideas to Draw More Private Investment to Help Finance Projects
The Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center proposed what it called a new financing "model" that it says could sharply increase private-sector investment in transportation projects and other infrastructure through a series of policy changes.
ARTBA Foundation Gives 2016 College Aid to Children of 11 Killed Highway Workers
Eleven children of highway workers who were killed on the job will receive college financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation's "Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship" ...
President Reappoints Two to Committee
Association President Paul Trombino has reappointed Bruce Johnson and Grant Rodeheaver to new terms on AASHTO's Special Committee on Joint Development.
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May 20, 2016
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May 25, 2016
House Panel Advances Transportation Bill with Trucking Riders
Oregon Panel Says State's Transportation Needs Will Cost Another $1 Billion a Year
South Carolina House Gives Key Approval to Road-Funding, SCDOT Reform Bill
Minnesota Governor Has Doubts on Transportation Funding
Indiana DOT Rolls Out Matching Grant Program
Cross-Border Traffic on the Rise Between Arizona and Mexico
Arizona DOT Takes High-Tech Approach When Freeway Needs a Lift
Nevada Safety Officials Aim to Cut Number of Traffic Deaths in Half by 2030
Advocates Call for Speed Cameras as Bike Deaths Rise in Philadelphia
Dream of Western North Carolina Passenger Trains Still a Sound in the Distance
Amtrak Goes to the Industry for a Master Developer for Chicago Union Station
Transit Officials: Proposed Milwaukee-Area BRT System Could Attract Thousands of New Riders
Winston-Salem Transit System Rapped for ADA Violations
New Orleans RTA Lines See Boost After April's Service Expansion
Miami's Downtown Development Authority Joins Push to Bring Tri-Rail into Downtown
TSA Chief Headed Back to Capitol Hill Today to Talk Airport Lines
'Insider Threat' Highlights Security Loopholes at US Airports
At Port of Los Angeles, Cruise-Ship Security a Monumental Team Effort
Billings, Montana Aims to Create More Pedestrian, Bicyclist Friendly Street Plans
Pedestrians, Bikes Are Key Focus of Transportation Wish Lists in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Sam Schwartz Looks at the Future of Transportation
FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker to Leave Agency
#SmartColumbus Fosters Culture of Collaboration
California Finishes Critical Congestion Relief Project in San Bernardino
May 25, 2016