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    America's Transportation Awards - People's Choice Voting Open!

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are proud to annouce the finalists in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are now competing for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. VOTE TODAY!

    America's Transportation Awards - People's Choice Voting Open!

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are proud to annouce the finalists in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are now competing for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. VOTE TODAY!

  • AASHTO Innovation Initiative

    AASHTO Innovation Initiative

    Formerly the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, AII advances innovation from the grassroots up: by agencies, for agencies, peer-to-peer. The program actively seeks out proven advancements in transportation technology, investing time and money to accelerate their adoption by agencies nationwide.

    AASHTO Innovation Initiative

    Formerly the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, AII advances innovation from the grassroots up: by agencies, for agencies, peer-to-peer. The program actively seeks out proven advancements in transportation technology, investing time and money to accelerate their adoption by agencies nationwide.

  • Transportation TV

    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,...

    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,...

  • AASHTOWare Safety Analyst

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst facilitates cost-effective, site-specific highway safety improvements and integrates the analytic approaches recommended in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) into a single package, providing a program to guide the decision-making process, prioritize improvements and help your agency get the greatest possible safety benefit from each dollar it spends.​

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst facilitates cost-effective, site-specific highway safety improvements and integrates the analytic approaches recommended in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) into a single package, providing a program to guide the decision-making process, prioritize improvements and help your agency get the greatest possible safety benefit from each dollar it spends.​

  • AASHTO Highway Safety Manual

    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.

    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.

Top Stories

INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

GAO: State DOTs Raise Concerns About Funding Levels to Improve Bridge Conditions

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said officials from a number of state departments of transportation and local agencies have told GAO staff they are challenged by "inadequate funding" as they try to maintain or improve conditions of their roadway bridges.

September 23, 2016

States

FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE

Hawaii DOT Details Plans for Largest U.S. Test of Mileage-Based Road User Charge

The Hawaii Department of Transportation's Highways Division detailed how it plans to test a statewide mileage-based user fee concept as a potential revenue source to replace fuel taxes and local fees, in what it says would be "by far" the largest such demonstration project in the nation.

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September 23, 2016

MILES-TRAVELED FEE

Oregon Task Force Recommends Expanding ODOT’s Road User Charge Program

The Oregon Department of Transportation said a task force has recommended a model to expand the agency's Road Usage Charge Program, called OReGo, by implementing a per-mile user fee for all new vehicles rated at 20 miles per gallon or higher starting in 2025.

September 23, 2016

BUDGET CRUNCH

Governor Cuts Missouri DOT, Port, School Funds After Legislature OKs Tax Breaks

Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a series of budget cuts that affect roads, port assistance and school transportation, after the General Assembly overrode his vetoes to restore tax breaks lawmakers first approved in May.

September 23, 2016

BUDGET REQUEST

2-Year Wisconsin Plan Would Focus on Road Maintenance, Delay $447M in Projects

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced a transportation budget request for the fiscal 2017-2019 period that includes no tax or fee hikes but would seek to add $500 million in new bond debt and cut $447 million in spending by delaying some major projects.

September 23, 2016

RECOVERY PROJECT

Idaho Agency Finishes Paving Rebuilt Road That Was Obliterated by February Landslide

It's taken seven months but the Idaho Transportation Department is now putting the finished touches on a paved new road where a huge Feb. 18 landslide obliterated a section of Idaho 14 west of Elk City.

September 23, 2016

NATURAL DISASTER

SCDOT: 29 Roads Still Closed by Dam Failures, Bridge Damage From 2015 Floods

Nearly a year after unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina last October, the state still has 22 roads closed because dams failed in their areas and another seven closed because bridges on them need to be replaced.

September 23, 2016

NON-MOTORIZED MOBILITY

Arkansas Disburses Grants to Dozens of 'Transportation Alternatives' Projects

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced the recipients of awards to aid pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects with $16.5 million in 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program grants and $1.373 million in Recreational Trails Program awards.

September 23, 2016

Nation

NEW-ERA TECHNOLOGY

Obama Touts Safety Potential as NHTSA Unveils Policies on Self-Driving Vehicles

Saying that self-driving cars could "save tens of thousands of lives each year," President Obama announced that his administration was introducing a 15-point safety assessment as part of new guidance for manufacturers that are developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.

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September 23, 2016

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Congress Keeps Maneuvering on Legislation to Avoid Oct. 1 Government Shutdown

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue working to develop a continuing resolution, or CR, that could clear both chambers, keep government agencies funded through Dec. 9 and avoid a potential government shutdown after the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

September 23, 2016

REGULATORY POLICY

FHWA, FTA to Take One More Month of Targeted Comments on Proposed MPO Rule

The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration said they will take one extra month of comments – from Sept. 23 through Oct. 24 – on certain aspects of a controversial regulatory proposal to make major changes in how most metropolitan planning organizations operate.

September 23, 2016

AASHTO

PROGRAM ACTIVITY

Association’s Census Data Program Gets Thumbs Up on Latest Information Request

When AASHTO's CTPP Oversight Board held its annual meeting in Providence, R.I., last month, it had a special reason to celebrate. The Census Bureau had just accepted the board's voluminous, customized data request for a new five-year look at how people in the nation travel to and from work.

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September 23, 2016

POSITION OPENING

AASHTO Seeks Accounts Payable Specialist

The association is taking applications through Oct. 7 for an accounts payable specialist, a position to be located in the Washington, D.C., offices.

September 23, 2016

Safety First investigates why experts say this could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend since 2008

​In this Safety First Video on Transportation TV—we explore why the National Safety Council is predicting America could experience its deadliest Labor Day weekend since 2008. Americans are driving in record numbers-- the Federal Highway...

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September 01, 2016

FUNDING

In Cash-Strapped States, Voters Could Protect Transportation Funds

Wisconsin Senate GOP Leader Says He'll Work with Governor on Transportation Budget

Bill Would Put New Jersey on the Hook for Roadwork Shutdown Costs

STATE DOT NEWS

Alabama DOT Works to Design a Statewide Transportation Plan

North Carolina Transportation Secretary, Officials Tour Bertie and Chowan Counties

Driver Gets Prison Time for North Carolina DOT Worker's Death

South Carolina DOT Named Top State DOT in National Report

Changes at Idaho Transportation Department Translate Into Better Service, Improved Safety for Citizens

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Ohio DOT Celebrates I-75 Project Completion

Stalled Nebraska Road Projects Get Boost from Investment

INFRASTRUCTURE

Texas Rail Bridge Project Wins Award

Indiana DOT, Purdue University Project Examining Use of 'Large Open-Ended Pipe Piles' to Lower Bridge Construction Costs

SAFETY

New Jersey Distracted Driving Bill Isn't About Your Coffee, Frustrated Lawmakers Insist

FREIGHT

EPA Says Ports Can Do More on Air Pollution

Alternative Route Plan Filed for Proposed Chicago-Area Freight Line

Port of Oakland Eases Worry Over Bankrupt Shipping Line Boxes

July 2016 North American Freight Numbers

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield-Mounted Technologies

PASSENGER RAIL

New York State Railroad to Offer New Overnight 'Snow Train' Service

TRANSIT

Sound Transit Places $554 Million Order for More Light Rail Cars

House Passes Bill to Reimburse Fed Workers for Uber

Campaign Watchdog Decides Sound Transit Did Not Break Laws in Release of Fare Card Holders' Email Addresses

Webinar: Partnerships with Faith-based & Community Organizations to Support Inclusive Coordinated Transportation & Mobility Management

AVIATION

NTSB 2015 Aviation Statistics Show General Aviation Accidents Continue to Decline

SECURITY

UN Calls for Stepped Up Security for Planes and Airports

Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act to Address TSA Vulnerabilities

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling in Black and Hispanic Communitiees

OTHER

Democrats Blast GOP for 'Sabotaging' House Waterways Bill

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FTA Issues Guidance on Buy America's 'Small Purchase' Waiver

Latest in Volpe Speaker Series – Thinking Innovatively About Transportation and Opportunity

EDC News – September 22, 2016

T3 Webinar: Making the Business Case for Traffic Incident Management Programs – October 13

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Informational Technology, Geospatial Information and Advanced Computing

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September 23, 2016