State DOTs Honored for Innovative, Community-Focused, Cost Saving Projects State transportation department projects that are improving safety on all travel modes, expanding mobility for communities, reducing congestion on roadways, and providing additional transportation options, all while saving taxpayer dollars, were today named recipients of top honors in the northeast regional America's Transportation Awards competition at the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials 2014 conference.
AASHTO Announces 'Faces of Transportation' Photography Contest, 2014 Competition Will Include Video Entries The annual Faces of Transportation photography contest is marking its 10th year by adding a video category. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the national contest asks State DOT employees and private citizens to send in photographs and videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation.
This year's competition, themed "Transportation in...
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.
Senate Anticipated to Act on Highway Trust Fund Measure Next Week
The Senate this week did not take formal action on a House bill that would move nearly $11 billion into the Highway Trust Fund. However, according to several news reports, the Senate will likely be voting on some version of a short-term Highway Trust Fund fix early next week, just before cash ...
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USDOT Secretary Foxx Joins 11 Former Transportation Secretaries in Calling for Long-Term, Sustainable Transportation Investment
In an open letter published this week by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 others who previously held his position, Foxx and his predecessors pushed Congress to quickly find a way to provide long-term investment in the nation’s transportation infrastructure to keep the U.S. moving ...
Illinois Governor Signs Off on $1.1 Billion Transportation Investment Bill
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday signed a measure that will invest an additional $1.1 billion into the state's transportation infrastructure in an effort to upgrade Illinois' transportation systems, create jobs, and further develop the state's economy.
Virginia DOT Gears Up to Tackle Major Interstate Chokepoint and Cut Congestion with Improvement Project
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation last week announced plans to tackle a problematic point of congestion on one of Northern Virginia's busiest interstates.
Minnesota DOT Further Promotes Bicycling by Expanding Interactive Map/Route Tool
Minnesota Department of Transportation is finding new ways to encourage bicycling across the state, most recently through the expansion of an online map that helps riders customize their trips.
Michigan DOT Showcases Bridge Innovation in New Video
The Michigan Department of Transportation this month highlighted a bridge building innovation in a new YouTube video, which also serves to advocate for transportation investment to foster more innovations.
Senate Confirms Mendez & Rogoff for Key USDOT Posts
After serving in these high-level U.S. Department of Transportation positions in the interim for the last several months, the Senate on Thursday officially confirmed Victor Mendez as USDOT Deputy Secretary and Peter Rogoff as USDOT Under Secretary of Policy. The Senate confirmed both men for their ...
USDOT Proposes New Crude Oil Transport Rules
U.S. Department of Transportation officials on Wednesday released proposed rules aimed at more safely transporting large amounts of flammable material via rail.
States Receive Millions from Federal Passenger Ferry Grant Program
Five state transportation departments were among the recipients of a federal grant that supports passenger ferry equipment and infrastructure, according to a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register.
AASHTO Committee Announces Top State Research Projects
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Standing Committee on Research (SCOR) recently announced its 2014 Sweet 16 High Value Research Projects.
Webinar to Feature State DOT Experiences with Embedded Data Collector Testing Method
Several state transportation department officials will be on hand to discuss their experiences with a new testing method to monitor concrete pile installations during bridge foundation construction during a free webinar next month. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation ...
AASHTO's Research Committee Seeking NCHRP Problem Statements for FY 2016
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Standing Committee on Research (SCOR) is now calling for research ideas from state transportation departments and the Federal Highway Administration for the fiscal year 2016 National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
New on Transportation TV: Vintage Buses Arrive in D.C. as Greyhound Celebrates its Centennial
Greyhound Bus Lines is commemorating its centennial year with a cross country tour that includes a small fleet of vintage buses and a mobile museum. The tour stopped recently at the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, D.C., where spectators experienced the antique buses up ...
Greyhound Bus Lines is commemorating its centennial year with a cross country tour which includes a small fleet of vintage buses and a mobile museum. The tour made a recent stop at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters...
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Senator Whitehouse: House Highway Bill ‘Pathetic’
Idaho Transportation Department Finds Public Outreach Efforts Successful
Federal Highway Safety Grants Go Unclaimed
New Minnesota Law Reduces Speed Limits, Clarifies Signs Near Work Zones
Alaska DOT&PF to Install ‘Headlights On at All Times’ in Southeast Alaska
Caltrans and California Highway Patrol Warn of Maximum Enforcement Around Work Zones
Labor Talks at US West Coast Ports Set to Resume August 4
For Downeaster Train, a Month of Troubles
Utah Transit Authority Eyeing Electric Bus Options
Chattanooga Rail Backers Want to Get Back on Track with New Passenger Rail Line
Transit Super Stop Will Serve Buses, Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Robinson, Pennsylvania
FAA Wants Shorter Buildings Near Airports
Senator Cruz Ends Hold on Nominees Over FAA Flight Ban
Aerotropolis Concept in Florida
House Passes Bill to Help Prevent Attacks on Infrastructure
Delay Denied for US Auto Recall Database; Launch Set for August
Washington Metro Strikes Gold with Opening of Silver Line
Delivering the Goods, a Labor of Love for UPS Driver Jay Valentin
A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies and Significant Events
July 29, 2014