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.
USDOT Updates Highway Trust Fund Ticker, Points to End of August for Negative Balance
The Highway Trust Fund is still on track to run out of money at the end of August and it should drop below a $4 billion balance in July, according to the latest U.S. Department of Transportation estimates released this week. The monthly numbers continue to show an HTF balance in the red before the end of the year. Last month's HTF ticker demonstrated a similar outlook.
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Connecticut Gov. Announces Transportation Infrastructure Plan, Highlights Upcoming Investments
Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy joined Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker and other state officials this week to announce several new transportation projects made possible through CT DOT's 2014-2018 Transportation Capital Infrastructure Program.
Massachusetts Legislators Pass Roughly $13 Billion Transportation Bond Bill; Iowa Transportation Bill Moving Forward
This week, members of the Massachusetts House and Senate approved a $12.7 billion transportation bond bill that will allow the state to begin construction on several major transportation projects across the state.
South Dakota Puts Ban on Texting while Driving
Late last month, South Dakota became the 43rd state in the nation to legally ban texting while driving. The measure, HB1177, was passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard on March 28.
Michigan DOT Explores Pothole Repair Process, Explains Repair Intent in Newest Reality Check Video
Michigan Department of Transportation this week released the next video in its "Transportation Reality Check" campaign, focusing on the pothole patching process and why patches are not able to be a permanent repair option for MDOT.
Illinois DOT Releases First Bike Plan, Outlines Best Practices and Implementation Direction for Growth
On Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider released a plan that outlines hundreds of recommendations and action items to bring "safe and cost-effective accommodations" for bicyclists across the state.
PennDOT Again Seeks Unsolicited Public Private Partnership Opportunities for Transportation Projects
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials recently announced that the department is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects through the end of the month in an effort to fully capitalize on all of its transportation funding options.
North Carolina DOT to Relieve Interstate Congestion, Improve Traffic Flow through Public Private Partnership
North Carolina Department of Transportation officials recently announced that, pending a final review, it will partner with a private company to deliver much-need congestion relief on a busy stretch of Interstate 77 in the Charlotte area.
New Jersey DOT Officially Closes Lanes of Busy Skyway for Rehabilitation Project
After more than a year of communication with the public, the New Jersey Department of Transportation last week closed the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway, which will remain closed for two years to "accommodate a critical phase of the rehabilitation project."
Foxx Buses across Country, Stumps for Transportation Investment along Way
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx boarded a bus Monday, headed across the country from Ohio to Texas, stopping along the way to visit various transportation projects and calling for a "long-term transportation bill" and a Highway Trust Fund solution to allow for transportation ...
Rep. Tom Petri, House Transportation Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chair, Not Running for Reelection
The leadership for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will be different next year no matter mid-term election results, as current subcommittee Chair Tom Petri (R-WI) this week announced he will not seek another term in Congress.
Northeast Corridor Contributes $50 Billion to National Economy Each Year, Report Says
A report released last week by the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission (NEC Commission) highlights how the corridor is responsible for pumping $50 billion annually through the economy while carrying 750,000 passengers each day—710,000 of whom are daily commuter rail ...
AASHTO Preparing for Centennial Year Spring Meeting in Louisville
A little more than a month remains until the start of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Spring Meeting, which this year takes place Wednesday, May 28 through Friday, May 30 in Louisville, Kentucky.
AASHTO Releases April Issue of Online Centennial Newsletter
The April issue of the AASHTO centennial newsletter can now be found online on AASHTO's centennial website.
Secretary Foxx Hits the Road for Transportation Investment in New Transportation TV Video
In this week's News Update on Transportation TV, we follow U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Louisville, Kentucky, where he visited the $2.3 billion Louisville–Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Foxx is on an eight-state bus tour themed "Invest in America, ...
In this Transportation TV News Update, coverage of USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx’s visit to Louisville, Kentucky where he toured the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Foxx is on an eight state bus tour...
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Obama Preparing Transportation Plan
Don't Replace Fuel Tax with Tolls, a New Transportation Alliance Urges
Wisconsin Governor: New Sources of Revenue Needed to Pay for I-90/39, Other Projects
Traffic Study Predicts Georgia DOT Projects to Reduce Travel Time
Virginia DOT Fast-Tracking I-64 Widening Project, Hoping to Ease Hampton Roads Traffic
I-540 Becomes I-49 in Arkansas
Fairly Normal Commute Traffic Reported for First Day of California's Fix50 Project
Local Bridges in South Dakota in Need of Work
Utah DOT Says New BYU Traffic Safety Model Saving Lives and Money
Rail Workers' Health Issues Are a Growing Safety Concern
Senator Schumer Wants Railroads to Alert Communities About Transport of Hazardous Materials
Railroads Want Some Certainty on Oil Car Upgrades
STB Updates Rail Statistics
FMCSA Says Carrier Insurance Minimums Too Low, Rule to Raise Them in the Works
Senators Seek Support for Amtrak Southwest Chief Route
Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with Repowered Locomotives That Reduce Diesel Emissions
Transit Agencies Adapt Smoking Policies to Cover E-Cigarettes
Proposal Looks to Extend Public Transit's Hours Overnight in Bay Area
FAA Willing to Partner with North Dakota
Teen Stowaway Reveals Flaws in Airport Security
Senator Paul Wants All Pilots to Be Armed
Florida House Backs Senate's Coast-to-Coast Bike Trail Plan
Delaware DOT Receives Bicycle Friendly Designation
Off the Bus, But Pressing On
At DOT, Every Day is Earth Day
4th Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Up 0.3% from 4th Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
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