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  • 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

State DOT Executives to Convene in Capital, Hear From Key Transportation Policymakers

CEOs and top staffers from state departments of transportation will hold a Washington legislative conference Feb. 28-March 3, where they will hear from national transportation policymakers as President Trump and Congress begin to form plans for a major project investment package.

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February 17, 2017

Safety Council Estimates 2016 U.S. Motor Vehicle Deaths at Highest Level Since 2007

The National Safety Council said its preliminary 2016 data indicates as many as 40,000 people died in U.S. motor vehicle crashes last year, or the most since 2007.

February 17, 2017

AASHTO Sets National Policy Goal of Sustainable, Long-Term Transportation Funding

Getting Congress and the Trump administration to put in place a sustainable and long-term funding stream for transportation investment tops the list of policy priorities the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has set in its 2017 legislative action agenda.

February 17, 2017

States

West Virginia Governor Proposes Revenue Measures to Fund Transportation Projects

​In his first "State of the State Address," new West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told lawmakers he wants them to approve a number of new revenue-raising measures to fund a major expansion of transportation project investments.

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February 17, 2017

Indiana DOT Prepares Public for Project to Rebuild Six Interstate Bridges in Coming Months

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that contractors will begin work on or after March 6 to rebuild six bridges on heavily traveled Interstate 65 over I-465 and Lick Creek on the south side of Indianapolis, and said the public would see speed limit reductions and some ramps closed for...

February 17, 2017

District DOT Releases Mobility Website to Track Multimodal Traffic Congestion

The Washington, D.C., District Department of Transportation unveiled a "District Mobility" website, and said it was "part of an effort to clearly communicate how the district's transportation system is performing."

February 17, 2017

TRIP Says New Mexico Motorists Face $2.3B Annual Extra Costs From Road, Bridge Conditions

The TRIP research organization said that at current funding levels New Mexico's share of state-maintained bridges whose deck surfaces are rated in poor condition "will more than double by 2026, increasing from 4.2 percent in 2017 to 9.8 percent in 2026."

February 17, 2017

Nation

Bipartisan House ‘Problem Solvers’ Seek Meeting With Trump on Taxes, Infrastructure

Dozens of House members who said they are in the bipartisan "Problem Solvers Caucus" asked to meet with President Trump "to discuss areas where we can work together, including tax reform and infrastructure."

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February 17, 2017

Hearing: Rail, Trucking Officials Urge Congress to Bolster Transportation Infrastructure

Executives from the rail and trucking sectors urged senators in a Feb. 15 hearing to put together an infrastructure investment package that could make critical improvements in the U.S. transportation system.

February 17, 2017

Report Finds 185M Daily Crossings on Structurally Deficient U.S. Roadway Bridges

A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association said there are about 185 million daily vehicle crossings on 55,710 structurally deficient U.S. roadway bridges, of which about 1,900 are on the Interstate Highway System.

February 17, 2017

Sens. Thune, Peters Join in Bipartisan Effort to Spur Innovation on Self-Driving Vehicles

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who chairs the Commerce, Science and Transportation that oversees the U.S. Department of Transportation, and committee member Gary Peters, D-Mich., announced a joint, bipartisan effort "to explore legislation that clears hurdles and advances innovation in self-driving...

February 17, 2017

BPC Unveils Infrastructure Coalition That Calls for Major Investment, Long-Term Funding

The Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., said its Executive Council on Infrastructure unveiled a "Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure," an organizational effort that it said will help set a foundation for the 2017 infrastructure debate.

February 17, 2017

FTA Levies Financial Penalties on DC-Area Partners Over Lack of Metro Oversight Plan

The Federal Transit Administration told transit authorities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia that it has begun withholding five percent of their fiscal year 2017 formula funds – totaling millions of dollars – until those jurisdictions certify a new state safety oversight program...

February 17, 2017

ARTBA: Corps Decision to Exempt Permit Program Helps Move Transportation Projects

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association said a recent decision by the Trump administration to exempt the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permit program from a regulatory freeze will help speed the delivery of some transportation projects.

February 17, 2017

AASHTO

MoDOT’s Fleming to Discuss Messaging Consistency in Feb. 23 TransComm Webinar

The association's Transportation Communications subcommittee known as TransComm will hold a free webinar Feb. 23 on "Keeping Tabs: How to Stay on Message and Eliminate Surprises," featuring a wide-ranging presentation by Fay Fleming, communications director for the Missouri Department...

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February 17, 2017

AASHTO Seeks Engineering Program Specialist for Headquarters Position

The association is taking applications through March 3 for an engineering program specialist, a position located at the AASHTO headquarters in Washington, D.C.

February 17, 2017

AASHTO’s Bud Wright on the Significance of the 2017 Washington Briefing, Feb. 28 - Mar. 3, 2017

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), is one of the featured speakers scheduled to appear at the 2017 AASHTO Washington Briefing, Feb. 28 through Mar. 3 in the nation’s capital. In this segment...

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February 17, 2017

FUNDING

Tennessee House Hits Brakes on Transportation Funding Bills

New York to Boost Rural Transportation Funds by $32 Million

City, County Leaders Back Eight-Cent Increase in Montana Gas Tax

Bill Aims to Put Mass Transit Funds Where Utah Populations Need It Most

California Voters Could Make It Easier to Raise Taxes to Build Transit Under New Legislation

Two Bills Alive to Boost Transportation in Mississippi, No Complete Proposal

Colorado Legislative Leaders Still Seeking Ways Forward on Transportation Funding, Rare Common Ground

STATE DOT NEWS

First Year of RhodeWorks Fulfills Promises, Delivers on Improving Rhode Island’s Crumbling Roads and Bridges

Maryland Administration Officials Refuse Compromise in Transportation Fight

Connecticut Moves to Close Highway Rest Stops

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

FHWA Announces $1 Million for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Nevada

AASHTO NEWS

National Cooperative Highway Research Program Publishes New Communications Guide for State DOTs

INFRASTRUCTURE

Senate Dem Wants to Work with Trump on Infrastructure

FREIGHT

Maryland Port Acquires Land for Large Seagirt Expansion

A Review of the USDOT Plan for Analyzing and Testing Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak Inks Deal for New Headquarters Near Union Station

Concern Over All Aboard Florida's Brightline Prompts Lawmakers to Consider Rail Regulations

TRANSIT

Tri-Rail to Roll Commuter Rail Into Downtown Miami by Year’s End

Pop-Up Bus Lane in Everett, Massachusetts Means Shorter Rides for Both Drivers and Transit Users

While Transit Use Declines Elsewhere, It’s Booming in Seattle

Mass Transit Bills Moving in Georgia General Assembly

Transit At Center of Debate of Hillborough County, Florida's Transit-Less Transportation Plan

AVIATION

Groups Revive Debate Over Passenger Fees for Airport Upgrades

American Airlines Introduces Nine Boarding Groups That 'Would Make Even an Aristocrat Blush'

SAFETY

Trump Eyes Easing Obama Rules for Sprawling Pipeline Network

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Ease Transportation of Large Farm Equipment

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Report: Hawaii Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians Over 65

TECHNOLOGY

Money, Resources Pouring in to Smart Columbus Transportation Program

Reagan Transportation Secretary Excited About Drones and Self-Driving Cars

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

How USDOT Discovered Its Network Was Compromised by Shadow IT

President Lincoln, Transportation Engineer

USDOT Headquarters Hosts African-American Heritage Event

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February 23, 2017