Florida DOT Wins Top Prizes in America's Transportation Awards National Competition The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition.
Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Throughout our history, investments in transportation have led America forward. Now is the time to renew this legacy for the next generation.
Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council TC3 is proud to announce the launch of its new learning management system (LMS) and website. TC3 is migrating courses, previously housed on the National Highway Institute (NHI) website, to a new LMS platform that leverages AASHTO resources. An improved user experience with new functionality and new and updated courses will be two features of the TC3 LMS. In addition, users will be able to provide feedback directly to TC3 through course...
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...
McCarthy: Passing Highway Bill a Top Priority; Eying Tax Reform for Funding
The likely successor to outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that passing a highway bill is among his top priorities.House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said on the TV program Morning Joe that "The fundamental change I'm going to make as Speaker, we're going to get the highway bill done."
October 02, 2015
FHWA: Record July Road Travel Marks 17 Straight Months of Rising Demand
July saw the highest-ever traffic volume on U.S. roadways, the Federal Highway Administration said, and showed vehicle use across the nation had risen for 17 consecutive months.
FHWA Preparing to Give State DOTs More Flexibility in Transportation Project Design
The Federal Highway Administration is preparing a notice to state departments of transportation that will give state engineers more design flexibility in their construction projects with less detailed guidance from the federal agency.
Innovative Center to Broaden Options for Investment in Transportation Projects
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the hiring of new staff to operate a new financing center that will be known as the Build America Transportation Investment Center, or BATIC.
AAA Reports Gasoline Prices At or Below $2 in Growing Number of States
With motor fuel prices continuing to come down at retail pumps across the nation, the AAA motor club reports that at least five states already have average statewide pump prices for gasoline below $2 a gallon while several more are just above that level.
U.S. Capital Region Transit System Facing Tough Safety Scrutiny
The Federal Transit Administration approved a "corrective action plan" for the Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to improve safety of the Metro transit system's subway and bus operations as required by an earlier FTA safety directive.
FTA Makes $22.5M Available to Transit Agencies for LoNo Buses, Facilities
The Federal Transit Administration made $22.5 million in competitive grant aid available to help transit agencies and state departments of transportation acquire cleaner-burning buses through the latest round of its Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program.
TTV Reports on AASHTO’s Cooperative Software Program Used for Many State Projects
AASHTO's Transportation TV is reporting on the association's computer software development program, conducted in cooperation with experts from state departments of transportation and whose products help guide construction projects in all 50 states plus across Canada.
AASHTO Board Elects Iowa's Paul Trombino President and Maine's David Bernhardt VP
The board of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino as association president until the end of the 2016 annual meeting. He was previously the group's vice president.
State DOTs Formally Call on Congress to Pass Long-Term Funding Legislation
The CEOs of state departments of transportation, who make up the board of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, backed a formal statement that "Congress must act promptly to ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and enact a long-term surface transportation authorization bill."
AASHTO Board Approves Resolutions, Position Statements
The AASHTO Board of Directors took several actions during the association's annual meeting in Chicago.
AASHTO Awards Recognize Outstanding Work of State DOTs, Individuals
The 2015 AASHTO Annual Meeting in Chicago was an opportunity to recognize some of the best work of state DOTs and state DOT leaders who have significantly influenced the transportation industry. The following is a summary of several awards given during the meeting.
Florida DOT Wins Top Prizes in America's Transportation Awards National Competition
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition.
TDOT Takes ABC Approach for Nashville’s I-40 Renovation
A major route into and through downtown Nashville, Tennessee is undergoing a major renovation that involves the use of innovative rapid bridge replacement technologies.
NYSDOT Expanding Network of Emergency Gates on Major Transportation Routes
Matthew Driscoll, commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, said a project under way in September and October will install 28 emergency gates on entrance ramps to major highway corridors, making it easier to close those roads quickly to improve public safety during winter storms.
MnDOT Installing Warning Systems at 54 Rural Intersections to Curb T-Bone Crashes
More of Minnesota's rural areas have been getting intelligent transportation systems in recent months at high-risk intersections, in a state Department of Transportation effort to reduce crashes and improve safety.
Foxx, Colorado Officials to Explore Technology Options at October Summit
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Shailen Bhatt, executive director of the state Department of Transportation, in an Oct. 28 CDOT conference looking at how different uses of technology can improve roadway traffic and safety.
AASHTO Up Close is a video series dedicated to enlightening viewers about the people, purpose and priorities of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. In this video we feature AASHTOWare, a cooperative computer...
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AASHTO Recognizes Outstanding Work of State DOTs and Individuals
Rep. Ryan to Transportation Committee: Move Forward on Transportation Bill Without Us
Connecticut Governor: National Lack of Spending on Transportation 'Gigantic Problem'
Oregon Seeks More Drivers for Mileage Tax Test
In Louisiana Governor's Race, Critics Say Candidates' Transportation Plans Are Short on Specifics
Jamie Fox Resigns as New Jersey Transportation Commissioner, Joseph Bertoni Takes Over as Acting Commissioner
Michigan DOT Asks for Public Input on Upcoming I-275 Closures
South Carolina DOT: 211 State Roads Closed, 'Stay Inside'
300 Oklahoma Railroad Crossings to Get Upgrades
Rail Shutdown Would Cost $30 Billion, Study Finds
Equipment Problems Plague Hoosier State Train
Nashville Transit Officials: We Need to Overhaul… Everything
Indiana's South Shore Line Board Votes Unanimously to Stop Rail Service at End of 2015 if Safety Tech Extension Isn't Granted
Diminishing Number of Pilots Takes Toll on Small Airports in Western Pennsylvania
Arkansas Lt. Governor Talks Importance of State's Airports
Seattle Plans to Take Over, Expand Underused Pronto Bikeshare Network
Short-Staffed NHTSA Struggles to Handle Car-Hacking Threats
Administrator of the FRA: Who is Sarah Feinberg?
USDOT Announces $1 Million in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Flooding in Missouri
FHWA Administrator, Orlando Mayor Host Town Hall-Style Forum on Beyond Traffic Framework
USDOT News Digest
As Pope Francis Urged, the Need is Great; We Must Respond
Air Cargo Facility Planning and Development—Final Report
Guidebook for Air Cargo Facility Planning and Development
October 05, 2015