AASHTO PSA -- Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake is the slogan for the 2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week Campaign (April 7-11). This year's slogan and Public Service Announcement video were designed to help motorist consider the potential costs of speeding, especially during the busy roadway construction season. When traveling at high speeds drivers can arrive at a roadway work zone too fast to stop. This costly mistake has resulted in fines, jail time...
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.
Deadline Extended for America’s Transportation Awards Nominations To better accommodate its members, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has extended the deadline for nominations in the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition. Nominations are now due by Friday, April 18.
Senate EPW Leaders Announce "Agreement in Principle" on Transportation Bill
At a news conference Thursday, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA), along with other committee leaders, announced that they have made major progress on a surface transportation bill to succeed MAP-21.
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Nation Commemorates National Work Zone Awareness Week
"Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake" was the message being sent by transportation agencies across the country as the nation recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7–11). Washington State Department of Transportation hosted the official kick-off event Tuesday, April 8, in Seattle.
One Week Remains to Nominate Projects in America's Transportation Awards Competition
State transportation departments have one week left to nominate up to three projects for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition. All nominations are due online Friday, April 18.
Texas DOT has New Leader in Joe Weber
The Texas Transportation Commission on April 4 named Joe Weber, current vice president of student affairs at Texas A&M University and retired Lieutenant General of the U.S. Marine Corps, as the next executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Weber will begin at TxDOT on April ...
AASHTO's Janet Oakley Named South Carolina Gov.'s Pick to Lead Transportation Department
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced Monday she has chosen American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Director of Policy and Government Relations Janet Oakley to lead the South Carolina Department of Transportation, pending Senate confirmation.
District DOT Announces Departure of Two Top Leaders
The District of Columbia Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that DDOT Director Terry Bellamy and Chief Engineer Ronaldo "Nick" Nicholson will be leaving the agency "by the end of April."
Illinois Governor Lays Out Six-Year, $8.6 Billion Transportation Plan, Highlights Highway, Transit and Bridge Work
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn this week put forth a plan that would invest $8.6 billion in transportation construction across the state over the next six years in order to "build a 21st century infrastructure that will drive Illinois' economy forward."
Tennessee DOT Transportation Improvement Plan Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty
Tennessee Department of Transportation Officials and Governor Bill Haslam last week released its 2015-2017 transportation improvement plan, which includes $1.5 billion in investments for 59 projects and 14 state-wide programs. Officials say TDOT has taken "a conservative approach to this ...
Pennsylvania DOT Announces Record Low Traffic Fatalities in 2013
According to numbers released this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 2013 was a banner year for the state as Pennsylvania experienced the lowest roadway fatality numbers ever recorded.
Curbing Distracted Driving is Focus of New USDOT Campaign
The U.S. Department of Transportation last week announced a new campaign to get drivers to put their phones down and focus on keeping themselves and others safe on the nation's roadways.
Operation Lifesaver Highlights Safe Practices Near Rail Tracks and Crossings with New Campaign
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. has partnered with the Federal Railroad Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Association of American Railroads to urge the American public to exercise safe behaviors and practices at and around railroad tracks through a new public service campaign.
TRB Executive Director to Retire
Transportation Research Board and National Academies officials announced this week that TRB Executive Director Robert Skinner, Jr. will step down at the end of January 2015.
Former Kansas DOT Secretary Confirmed by Senate to Serve on Surface Transportation Board
On Monday, former Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller was confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Surface Transportation Board, an independent federal regulatory agency that resolves rail rate and service issues and reviews proposed railroad mergers. Miller was nominated for the ...
USDOT Hosting Free Connected Vehicles Meeting/Webinar
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week it will hold a free public meeting in Washington, D.C. at the end of the month on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. The full-day meeting will also be webcast for those that cannot physically attend.
Fourth Round of SHRP2 Webinars Roll Out Next Week
Would you like products to help renew your aging infrastructure? Would your agency use new tools to identify economic benefits of transportation improvements, and build stronger systems management and operational capabilities? Do you desire solid research data that will enable development of new ...
Upcoming Webinar Highlights SHRP2 Project on Worker Fatigue Risk Management
The Transportation Research Board has this week opened registration for a webinar that will discuss the second Strategic Highway Research Program project "Identifying and Reducing Worker, Inspector, and Manager Fatigue in Rapid Renewal Environments (R03)." The webinar is part of the SHRP2 ...
WTS International Honors Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority CEO, Washington State Bridge Replacement Team
WTS International, which supports the professional advancement of women in the transportation industry, this week announced the winners of its annual awards, highlighting the efforts of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority CEO/Rail & Transit Administrator Beverly Scott and the team in ...
Utah DOT Executive Director Discusses Transportation Integration and Educating Future Engineers
In a new video from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Braceras outlines his vision for UDOT, an agency with more than 1,600 employees responsible for 6,000 miles of roadways.
In this 2-Minute State DOT Update Video, Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Braceras outlines his vision for UDOT--an agency with more than 16-hundred employees, responsible for 6,000 miles of roadway. “At UDOT, we are...
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Transportation Sales Tax Must Clear Hurdles in Missouri Senate
Vermont Governor Says Transportation Funds Critical
Virginia Transportation Plan Makes Debut
Colorado DOT Installing Pilot System to Monitor Bridges
Iowa DOT Helps Catch 40-Year Fugitive
Michigan DOT's 'Reality Check' Examines Pothole Patching Practices
New Mexico Moving Forward on 25-Year Transportation Plan
Crashes in Crucial Texas Crude Waterway Fall to 10-Year Low
South Florida to Orlando Rail Plan Draws Critics Along Route
SEPTA to Restore All-Night Subway Service
Road Versus Rail: The Big Battle Over Public Transportation
Silver Line Project Director and DC Metro Chief Financial Officer Resign
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered in the World's Airline Network
Illinois Announces First Statewide Bike Transportation Plan
DC, Maryland, Virginia Officials Teaming Up on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
Atlanta BeltLine: Connecting People with Better Jobs, Better Education, and a Higher Quality of Life
Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Bring New Opportunity and Greater Access to Economic Development
NABI Offers Greater Opportunities for All Through American Manufacturing
Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Atlanta BeltLine Visit
Implementation of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide and Software
Critical Issues in Aviation and the Environment 2014
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