Survey of 23 States Shows $1 billion Spent, 8 Million Work Hours Logged and Six Million Tons of Salt Used to Battle Winter Weather According to a first of its kind "Winter Maintenance Operations Survey" conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 23 reporting states spent approximately $1.131 billion from October 2014 to mid-April 2015 to pre-treat, plow roads or spread chemicals and other materials on roadways to keep them open and operating safely this winter season
Faces of Transportation Photo/Video Contest Now Open! Do you like photos of transportation? Do you like to *take* photos of transportation subjects? Do you like to see people in those photos? Well, get that camera ready - AASHTO announces the 11th annual Faces of Transportation photography contest! We’re looking for your best photographs and/or videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation in America. Check out the contest rules, guidelines,...
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.
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...
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.
Congress Eyes 2-Month Extension as DOT Warns Road Funding Flow Could Stop May 31
With just days left for Congress to extend the Highway Trust Fund's authority to disburse money to states and transit agencies for their infrastructure projects, legislation emerged in both chambers at mid-May to extend the programs through July.
May 15, 2015
Inhofe, Boxer Plan June EPW Markup of 6-Year Trust Fund Reauthorization Bill
The leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said they will mark up their portions of a six-year Highway Trust Fund reauthorization bill in June, making EPW the first of any congressional committee to begin formally drafting a long-term surface transportation measure.
Caltrans Details $60 Billion, 10-Year Shortfall in Funding Highway Infrastructure Needs
The California Department of Transportation released a 10-year plan that projects it will need $80 billion to cope with current and future needs of the state highway system, but said the projected available revenue stream leaves a nearly $60 billion shortfall for that program.
DOE in Settlement With New Mexico Will Spend Millions on State Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Energy will pay the state of New Mexico $73 million for improvements to roads and other infrastructure to settle penalties the state had sought over a February 2014 leak of radioactive material.
Rhode Island Fuel User Charges Set to Notch Higher From Inflation Adjustment
Under a 2014 Rhode Island law that requires user charges on motor vehicle fuels to be adjusted for inflation, buyers of gasoline, diesel and other fuels will see the excise fee rise to 33 cents a gallon on July 1 from 32 cents now.
Oklahoma DOT Faces Millions in Emergency Bridge Costs, Highlights Investment Need
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission authorized the state Department of Transportation to contract for emergency repairs to a major bridge in Oklahoma City that are expected to cost about $7 million.
Mississippi Commission Authorizes MDOT to Apply for Interstate 22 Designation
The Mississippi Transportation Commission authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation to submit an application to designate U.S. Highway 78 as Interstate 22 in northern Mississippi.
WSDOT Dive Crews Go Deep to Protect I-90 Floating Bridges on Lake Washington
The Washington State Department of Transportation is relying on deep sea divers to replace aging cables on the Interstate 90 floating bridges across Lake Washington, connecting Seattle and Bellevue.
RIDOT’s Highway Warning Systems Aim to Curb Wrong-Way Driving, Crashes
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has deployed and activated advanced wrong-way driving detection systems at 24 locations across the state. Those systems, RIDOT said, "will both alert a driver who is traveling in the wrong direction as well as notify police and other motorists ...
Deadly Amtrak Crash Draws Attention to Policies for Crash-Avoidance Technology
The National Transportation Safety Board is saying the automated crash-avoidance technologies known as positive train control could have prevented the May 12 intercity passenger train crash in Philadelphia that left at least eight dead and hundreds injured.
Gasoline, Diesel Rise More Slowly in Latest Week; Still About $1 Below Year Ago
The national average pump prices of both gasoline and diesel fuel rose more than 2 cents a gallon in the week ending May 11, the Energy Information Administration said, for a slower upward momentum that still left retail motor fuel about a dollar per gallon lower than at the same time in 2014.
Obama Nominates Nadeau to Become Next FHWA Administrator
President Obama has nominated Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau to become the agency's chief executive as the next FHWA administrator.
FHWA’s Paniati Heading Next Fall to Institute of Transportation Engineers
Jeff Paniati, who has been executive director of the Federal Highway Administration since April 2008, is leaving that post in October in a transition to become the next CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Report Shows Winning Ballot Strategies Drive Home Local Benefits of Funding Hikes
A key factor in motivating people to vote for funding initiatives around the country, a new report says, is educating residents about how their transportation systems work and how they are funded.
Bicyclists’ Group: Washington State Again Rides Away with ‘Bike-Friendly’ Honors
The state of Washington was again named the most bicycle-friendly state this month, marking the eighth consecutive year it has earned the recognition.
Association Committees Gear Up for Joint Meeting on Freight, Passenger Mobility
Members from a combination of AASHTO committees are meeting jointly this summer to discuss how to move people and freight more effectively through a modern transportation system.
In this video AASHTO President John Cox, director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation sets up Infrastructure Week, May 11th through the 15th, 2015. Cox says America is seeing mounting evidence that the nation’s aging transportation...
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Delaware DOT Secretary on Transportation Funding
Growing Surplus Tempts South Carolina Lawmakers Looking for Roads Fix Without Raising Gas Tax
Key Michigan Lawmaker Rules Out Another Sales Tax Hike for Roads
Rhode Island Has Highest Percentage of Deficient Bridges in US
Arizona Tests Alert System to Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes
Metro-North Engineers to Take Sleep Apnea Test
North Dakota Launches 'Blue Alert' System
Cargo Shipping Traffic Returning to 'Normal' in Port of Los Angeles
Dems Slam GOP Over Amtrak Cuts
North Carolina DOT Launches Wi-Fi on Piedmont Train Service on May 25
FAA Unveils Messaging System to Reduce Delays
O'Hare Airport Transit Hub to Offer More Parking, Access to Metra, CTA Trains
NHTSA Extends Federal Oversight of General Motors
Foxx Announces $3 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for Storm-Damaged Roads in Kentucky
FRA Takes Follow-Up Action to Control Train Speeds on Northeast Corridor
Maritime Administration Launches US Merchant Marine Flag Program
FAA Expands 'Lessons Learned' Safety Website
National Maritime Day: Reflecting on a Legacy, Ensuring the Future
TSI Measures More than the Number of Trucks on the Road
Service Life of Culverts
May 22, 2015