Transportation TV: America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile In September 2013 the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a system wide emergency response to widespread flooding in the state. 120 bridges and more than 240 miles of roadway on 27 state highways in northwestern and eastern Colorado were badly damaged by severe mudslides and flooding. This video demonstrates how CDOT coordinated with the National Guard, local leaders, residents, and private contractors to reopen the last section of...
America's Transportation Awards Top 10: SH99/Grand Parkway Segment E Texas Department of Transportation’s $320 million SH99/Grand Parkway, Segment E project represents the newest section of a planned 185-mile loop around the Houston metro region.
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,...
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.
AASHTO Centennial Promo Video: Gear Up! This is AASHTO'S centennial year! Watch this video and join the celebration by gearing up. From baseball caps and polo shirts to pens and coffee mugs -- find something for yourself or purchase that perfect gift. Watch this video to see what's available and how to make your purchase today! AASHTO: A Century of Achievement for a Better Tomorrow -- 1914 to 2014.
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.
Economic Risks Pose New Challenges to States Planning Their Transportation Projects
States could face new challenges meeting their transportation budget needs in coming months if bumps for the economy in early autumn give way to a longer slowdown that threatens their revenue streams.
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State Ballot Measures Would Wall Off Project Funds, Allow I-Bank to Fund Local Infrastructure
Voters in several states will get a chance to vote on ballot measures next month to try to wall off transportation funds so they cannot be spent on other budget needs, as states grapple either with how to raise funds for roads, bridges and other projects or to protect that money after hiking taxes ...
Though Not on Calendar, It’s Already Winter in Some Areas
The Rocky Mountain region and Hawaiian peaks have already received an early dose of winter weather this month, in what some forecasters think could be indicators of a rough winter ahead.
This Year, Alaska Brings Tow Plowing to Snows in Anchorage and Interior
To get ahead of this winter’s snow clearing needs, Alaska’s Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is bringing into Anchorage and Interior Alaska the kind of heavy equipment it has so far only used in a few areas.
GDOT Aims to Boost Safety, Manage Traffic Flows with Electronic Speed Signs
Georgia’s Department of Transportation has deployed scores of changeable, electronic speed limit signs over 36 miles of Atlanta’s northern beltway on Interstate 285, both raising the normal speed limit in that zone and giving traffic managers a tool to alter traffic speeds when congestion builds.
North Carolina Prods Groups on Deadline Approaching for Bike Helmet Program
Fewer than half of children wear protective bicycle helmets while riding their bikes, says the state Department of Transportation, even though studies show that headgear can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries to bikers up to 88 percent.
Hawaii’s Interim Transportation Director Leaving for City Post at Honolulu
Acting Hawaii Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami. City of Honolulu photo.Acting Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami plans to leave that Hawaii state post as of Nov. 1, to take a job with the city of Honolulu as director of its Department of Enterprise Services.
AASHTO Seeks Engineering Implementation Coordinator for Washington, D.C., Office
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently seeking an engineering implementation coordinator, a position located in Washington, DC.
Governors in Re-election Races Consider Shifting Road, Bridge Funding to Sales Taxes on Fuel
Two Midwest governors up for re-election this fall are talking about shifting their states’ motor fuel revenue streams to sales taxes on fuel and away from the current reliance on fixed, per-gallon fees.
DOT’s Foxx Says Lame Duck Session is Good Time for Congress to Fix Trust Fund
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told WAMU-American University Radio in Washington that the lame duck session of Congress following next month's mid-term elections would offer an opportunity to fix the Highway Trust Fund for years to come.
Some Transportation-Focused House, Senate Members Seek Travel Ban for Ebola Areas
A group of high-ranking members of Congress from committees dealing with transportation networks called for the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on people entering the United States from the Ebola-ravaged West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Studies: Millennials Relying Less on Car Travel Than Past Generations; Congestion Costs Spiking
New studies in the past week, on the shift by the millennial generation toward less driving and on the accumulated costs of traffic congestion, add to the debate over what to do about transportation infrastructure.
Citing High Returns, Industrial Group Calls for Major Infrastructure Spending Plan
The Alliance for American Manufacturing in a new report says each dollar spent on transportation infrastructure “returns $3.54 in economic impact,” and calls for a big boost to project spending through a six-year highway and transit bill.
Pistole Leaving TSA for Academia After More Than Four Years Leading Airport Screeners
John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration for four and a half years, is retiring from that post effective Dec. 31 and said he expects to take an academic job early in 2015.
Jack Uldrich: Global Futurist and Best-Selling Author Among AASHTO Annual Meeting Keynoters
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced that Jack Uldrich – a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker and best-selling author – will be among the keynote speakers at the association's 2014 annual meeting in Charlotte, ...
Centennial Book is Tale of Creating a Transportation System That Remade America
Long before there was much of a paved road network in the United States, and decades before the Interstate Highway System would be launched, officials who created in 1914 what would become AASHTO were showing remarkable vision about how to improve mobility and commerce.
Utah, North Carolina Campaigns Take Honors in TransComm Skills Competition
The Utah Department of Transportation's campaign to increase seatbelt usage, and the "Fortify" project-messaging effort by the North Carolina Department of Transportation each earned highest honors in the 2014 TransComm Annual Skills Awards competition.
AASHTO Releases Interim Revisions to Bridge Inspection Manual
AASHTO has published its 2015 Interim Revisions to the Manual for Bridge Element Inspection, 1st Edition, that was published in 2013.
AASHTO’s annual Faces of Transportation photography competition included a video category for the first time this year. The winning video in the Professional category was submitted by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department....
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The Future of Toll Roads in the US
Can Transportation Be a Lifestyle? Iowa DOT's Paul Herburger Thinks So
West Virginia Coalfields Expressway is Pushing Ahead
Minnesota Gets Ready to Launch Solar Highways
Pennsylvania's Crumbling Infrastructure and Its Role in the Governor Race
Port Squeeze Threatens US Retailers' Holiday Stocking Plans
Washington State DOT Seeks Public's Help in Improving Rail System
'Flyover' Aimed at Cutting Chicago-Area Rail Congestion
Amtrak Weighing Development of Massive New York Rail Yard
FAA Details Interagency Ebola Protection Guidelines
Director of US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office Talks Connected Vehicles and More
FRA Eliminates One of the Nation's Largest Rail Chokepoints in Chicago
August 2014 North American Freight Numbers
Operation Safe Driver, Teen Driver Safety Week Aims to Reduce Crashes, Save Lives
Welcome to Throwback Thursday
US DOT Wants Your Input on Proposed FHWA 2015 Guidance for Connected Vehicles and the Formation of a V2I Deployment Coalition
Webinar: FAA Deputy Administrator to Speak About NextGen's Impact on Transportation and Economy – November 18
Guide for Effective Tribal Crash Reporting
Dynamic, Integrated Model System: Sacramento-Area Application, Volume 1: Summary Report
Transferability of Activity-Based Model Parameters
October 24, 2014