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: Indiana I-65/I-70 Split Indiana Department of Transportation’s $12.4 million I-65/I-70 South Split Project increased safety by constructing the lower one-half mile of pavement beneath seven bridges.
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.
Manufacturers Association Study Calls for Increased Transportation Investment
The National Association of Manufacturers this week released a study that "reveals a decade of troubling trends in infrastructure formation."
September 26, 2014
Pew Trust Report Analyzes Local, State and Federal Roles in Transportation Funding
Paying for a transportation system in need is becoming more difficult at all levels of government, according to a new Pew Charitable Trusts report that offers four principles for public policymakers to help guide transportation investment decisions.
USDOT Announces $100 million in Grants to Improve Access to Education, Employment Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Transportation will award $100 million in competitive grants to 24 recipients in 19 states to "significantly improve bus service and bus facilities in urban and rural communities where residents depend heavily on public transportation," the agency announced on ...
Transit Agencies Receive Nearly $3.6 Billion to Improve Resiliency
Transit agencies in six states and the District of Columbia affected by 2012's Hurricane Sandy will share $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds intended to shore up the systems' resiliency.
GAO: TIGER Program Makes Improvements
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that despite some improvements in transparency, the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER program still has some work to do.
Frequently Repeating Safety Messages Can Help Change Driver Behavior
A new study published by the Federal Highway Administration finds that safety messages on dynamic message signs – those electronic signs that remind drivers to buckle their seatbelts or to drive sober – can help change motorist behaviors if those messages are repeated often.
BTS Publishes Annual State Transportation Statistics Guide
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) last week released its 2014 State Transportation Statistics guide, a web-only reference to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
AASHTO Celebrates 100th Anniversary During 2014 Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.
For 100 years, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has helped state departments of transportation transform the nation – its security, economy and quality of life – through the development of an integrated, multi-modal transportation system.
Voting Continues for America's Transportation Awards
Voting continued this week for America's Transportation Awards People's Choice winner.
AASHTO Seeks Finance Specialist
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently seeking a Finance Specialist, a position located in Washington, DC. Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Finance Specialist ensures the effective administration of internal office ...
Gov. Snyder Joins MDOT and Community to Celebrate Early I-96 Reopening
Michigan Department of Transportation officials were joined by Gov. Rick Snyder, state officials and members of the community on Sunday, Sept. 21, to cut a ribbon and reopen a section of I-96 between US-24 (Telegraph Road) and Newburgh Road in Livonia more than two weeks early.
Indiana Toll Operator Declares Bankruptcy, Business as Usual for Drivers
According to several news outlets, the company that operates the Indiana Toll Road this week filed for bankruptcy protection.
Ohio Department of Transportation Embarks on State's Largest Single Construction Project
The Ohio Department of Transportation this week announced it was reviewing formal proposals to build a 16-mile, four-lane limited access highway from U.S. 23 north of Lucasville to U.S. 52 near Sciotoville (east of Cincinnati near the Kentucky border). The new roadway will complete the missing link of the Appalachian Development Highway System in Ohio.
MnDOT Seeks Proposals for Solar for Use Along Public Rights-of-Way
Minnesota Department of Transportation officials are seeking proposals to lease state right of way for the installation of solar arrays.
Rally for Bridge Inspectors Held at New Mexico State University
A rally was held at New Mexico State University Friday, to honor the students, faculty and researchers in the College of Engineering's bridge inspection program. The program, which is operated in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), provides annual routine ...
Wyoming Department of Transportation’s $146.2 million Togwottee Trail to Yellowstone project increased safety and mobility by upgrading a 50-year-old road on a major route leading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. New...
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Georgia, Local Leaders Discuss New Taxes for Transportation Funding
Pennsylvania Governor Highlight Transportation Plan Benefits; Cites Pittsburgh's Birmingham Bridge as Example
'Big Three' Highway Safety Challenges Top State Safety Chief's Agenda
Oil, Rail Industries Want Seven Years to Retrofit Cars That Transport Crude Oil
Portland, Oregon's Transit Mall Earns Praise from National Planners
New Map is a Guide to Transit-Fueled Jobs
FAA to Focus on Contractors for Air Traffic System After Damage to Cables
Business as Usual at DFW Airport Despite Confirmed Ebola Case
Bike Commuting Keeps Growing in DC
New Law in Effect in Connecticut to Protect Cyclists, Pedestrians
Feds Loosen Rules for Deaf Truck Drivers
Foxx Hails Utah Transit-Oriented Development
Foxx Visiting Portland, Oregon Today to Tour Tilikum Crossing, Meet with Politicians
US DOT Celebrates Groundbreaking of Los Angeles Regional Connector, Improving Transit Efficiency
Foxx Announces $7 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service
Transportation Improvements in Kansas City Improve Connection to the American Dream
Also in Kansas City, Strengthening the Freight Network to Help Grow America
October 01, 2014