America's Transportation Awards - People's Choice Voting Open! The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are proud to annouce the finalists in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are now competing for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. VOTE TODAY!
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.
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,...
AASHTOWare Safety Analyst AASHTOWare Safety Analyst facilitates cost-effective, site-specific highway safety improvements and integrates the analytic approaches recommended in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) into a single package, providing a program to guide the decision-making process, prioritize improvements and help your agency get the greatest possible safety benefit from each dollar it spends.
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.
Voters to Decide Billions in Ballot Issues as Reports See Infrastructure Spending Flatten
The November elections will see voters deciding more than $250 billion in transportation investment ballot measures, at a time when reports say states and the national economy are weighed down by slack infrastructure spending.
October 28, 2016
FHWA Final Rule Sets Standards, Deadlines for States’ Asset Management Plans
State departments of transportation will have to submit initial "asset management plans" to the Federal Highway Administration by April 30, 2018, under a final regulation the FHWA issued Oct. 24.
Brownback Names Carlson KDOT Secretary; Headed Agency as Interim CEO Since July
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback tapped Richard Carlson to be permanent secretary of the state Department of Transportation and director of the Kansas Turnpike Authority, after Carlson has been heading KDOT as interim secretary since July 15.
Arizona Designs ‘Futuristic’ System to Detect I-10 Dust Threats, Warn Drivers
Engineers at the Arizona Department of Transportation are beginning design work this month to deploy dust-threat warning systems along a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 10 near Picacho where dust storms often develop suddenly.
FHWA Provides Wisconsin $1.6M to Help Repair Flood-Damaged Roads, Bridges
The Federal Highway Administration said it has made $1.615 million available from its emergency relief account to help begin repairs to Wisconsin roads and bridges damaged by recent flooding.
FDOT Provides $1M to Support Development of Tampa Autonomous Circulator Service
The Florida Department of Transportation is teaming up with Tampa's transit agency to help develop an autonomous vehicle circulator service that would use a roadway that is already restricted to low-speed transit buses and emergency vehicles.
VDOT to Convert HOV-2 Lanes on I-64 at Norfolk to Express Toll Lanes During 2017
Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board voted to authorize the state Department of Transportation to change eight miles of Interstate 64 high occupancy vehicle reversible lanes at Norfolk into rush-hour high occupancy toll or express lanes next year.
Wisconsin Governor Okays $2M Emergency Grant for Repairs to Ferry Landing
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker approved a $2 million emergency grant for repairs to a ferry landing at the Manitowoc dock that was damaged last winter.
Judge Approves $14.7B VW Deal That Steers Billions to States for Emission Projects
A federal judge approved the $14.7 billion Volkswagen settlement with federal and California authorities over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, clearing the way for the automaker to put billions of dollars into emission reduction programs that state agencies and other transportation equipment ...
FHWA Offers Pilot to Directly Send Federal Highway Funds to a Few Local Agencies
The Federal Highway Administration announced it is creating an experimental, five-year pilot program to let up to five local public agencies, or LPAs, directly receive federal-aid highway funding that would normally be routed through state departments of transportation.
Senators Ask Foxx to Begin Major Study of Project Needs for Great Lakes Navigation
Nine Great Lakes-area U.S. senators urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to launch "a system-wide analysis to identify maritime transportation bottlenecks and barriers," as a first step toward making new investments in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway transportation system.
Proposed NHTSA Auto Guidance Targets Cyber Threats to Vehicle Technology
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is "taking a proactive safety approach to protect vehicles from malicious cyber-attacks and unauthorized access" by releasing proposed guidance for improving motor vehicle cybersecurity.
Amtrak Bans Note 7 Phone on Rail System; FMCSA Issues Advisory for Trucks, Buses
The Amtrak passenger rail system has now joined the aviation network in banning travelers from carrying the fire-plagued Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphone, while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory about having the devices on trucks and buses.
In this presentation of View from the Hill, Bud Wright executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials offers his perspective on what the two major presidential candidates are saying about transportation...
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North Carolina Governor Announces $147 Million in Transportation, Infrastructure Projects
Potomac Ferry Study Gets Federal Funding, But Waters Ahead May Be Rough
Idaho Transportation Department Named Innovative Company of the Year Finalist
More Science, New Device Part of South Dakota DOT's Winter Plan
New Washington State DOT Barriers Can Help Save Workers' Lives
Grand Plans to Unclog Highway 101 in Silicon Valley
Las Vegas Motorists Appear to Dodge Car-nado as Construction Consumes Spaghetti Bowl
Tennessee DOT Applies Road Shields to Guide I-40 Drivers in Knoxville
St. Louis County, Minnesota Holds Transportation Celebration
Transportation Report Says Many of Maine's Roads Are in 'Poor Condition'
Lancaster County, Nebraska Engineer: Closing Roads, Bridges to Become 'New Norm' Without More Funding
Study Finds Rise in Distracted Drivers, Pedestrians Near Schools
Port of Corpus Christi Gets $1.67 Million Grant for Trade Corridor
BTS Statistics Release: August 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Motor Carriers: Better Information Needed to Assess Effectiveness and Efficiency of Safety Interventions
Talking Freight Seminar: State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees - FAST Act Guidance Overview – November 16
Amtrak Agrees to $265 Million Settlement in Philadelphia Crash That Killed Eight
North Carolina DOT Wraps Up Two Piedmont Rail Improvement Projects
New York Governor's Challenge Put Buffalo Train Station on a Deadline
Tampa-Area Transit Agency Working with Tesla to Create Ride-Hailing Service
Miami-Dade Transit Leaders Riding High on New App That Sells Passes
Plan for Atlantic City Airport: A College Campus and an Aviation Research Center
Anchorage Airport Wants to Charge City to Use Snow Dump
Baltimore to Launch Bikeshare Program Today
Bikeshare Program in Mountain View, California Booted
State Grant Helps Pinellas County, Florida Get Eight Miles Closer to Finishing Trail
St. George, Utah Rolls Out 'Active Transportation' Plan
Calling Small Businesses: USDOT's SBIR Solicitation Is Open
#TranspoStory: Meet Catherine
EDC News – October 27, 2016
Committee on the Review of Department of Transportation Testing of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) Brakes
Asphalt Materials and Mixtures: Volume 1
October 28, 2016