Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Throughout our history, investments in transportation have led America forward. Now is the time to renew this legacy for the next generation.
Faces of Transportation Photo/Video Contest Now Open! Do you like photos of transportation? Do you like to *take* photos of transportation subjects? Do you like to see people in those photos? Well, get that camera ready - AASHTO announces the 11th annual Faces of Transportation photography contest! We’re looking for your best photographs and/or videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation in America. Check out the contest rules, guidelines,...
Eight State DOT Projects Win Awards for Cost-Savings, Innovation and Community-Focus Eight state department of transportation projects in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, and Utah are winners in this year’s second regional contest in the America’s Transportation Awards competition. The announcement today was made at the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting. The projects won in each of the competition’s three categories: Best Use of Innovation, Under...
America's Transportation Future Throughout our history, investments in transportation have led America forward. Now is the time to renew this legacy for the next generation.
New Resources for Transportation Systems Management and Operations Community The National Operations Center of Excellence and its website at www.transportationops.org have just been launched. Designed to actively support the transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) community, the Center’s Operations Technical Services Program and web portal provide the tools, best practices, and information needed to help transportation agencies enhance safety and reduce congestion. Dennis Motiani, former New Jersey...
2015 AASHTO Annual Meeting 2015 AASHTO Annual Meeting
The AASHTO Annual Meeting is a week-long event convened to address a broad range of transportation issues. Several AASHTO committees - including the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors - come together during the annual meeting, which selects a topical theme each year. Opportunities for Sponsorship and Exhibitors are available.
Senate Works to Pass 6-Year/3-Year Bill, House Response Uncertain Before August
With the July 31 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund fast approaching, the Senate quickly unveiled and began debating a 6-year authorization of highway, transit, freight and rail programs that contains revenues to support only three years of funding.
July 24, 2015
Infrastructure Groups Press Congress to Pass Long-Term Funding Bill This Year
A group of 68 infrastructure advocacy groups, including state transportation agencies, sent Congress a letter calling for passage this year of a six-year reauthorization of Highway Trust Fund road and transit programs.
I-10 Bridge Collapse Threatens California-Arizona Commerce, Triggers Fast Repair
When fast-moving storm waters undermined a desert bridge in California and led to its July 19 collapse, the disruption to traffic on Interstate 10 quickly rose in concern both for that state and Arizona and became a rallying point on the U.S. Senate floor for a new highway bill.
‘Bertha’ Seen Getting Back to Seattle Tunnel Work in November for 2018 Project Finish
The contractor for Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program now expects to open the SR 99 tunnel for traffic in the spring of 2018, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced.
Alaska Clears Way for Two Major Bridge, Highway Projects to Advance in Planning
Two major roadway projects in Alaska were cleared to advance their planning this month, after the administration of Gov. Bill Walker lifted an order that had stopped spending on the development work, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.
TxDOT Crews Find Possible Native American Sites Along Highway Expansion
The Texas Department of Transportation's Tyler office announced the discovery of archeological sites that appear to be a temporary Native American settlement, along the agency's US 175 Expansion program in Anderson and Henderson counties.
‘Foaming’ Technique for Road Base Lets Maryland Use Tons of Recycled Asphalt
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration is using a "foamed asphalt" road base to recycle old pavement and reduce its use of new materials.
FHWA Seeks Director of Operations R&D
The Federal Highway Administration is seeking a director for its Office of Operations Research and Development in McLean, Va., and is taking applications through Aug. 10.
U.S. Vehicle Miles Highest Ever for Month of May, for Record January-May Volume
The Federal Highway Administration said new estimates on traffic volume show U.S. drivers tallied more miles in May 2015 than any other May. That also pushed this year's January-May miles traveled above 1.26 trillion miles, a new record for the first five months of any year.
TRIP Eyes Urban Road Woes; Industry Leaders Call for Well-Funded Investment Bill
A new report by the transportation research organization TRIP – formerly The Road Information Program – identifies the U.S. urban areas with roughest roads and says using them imposes added costs on drivers of up to $1,044 annually.
Diesel Prices Continue Declining Trend
The average U.S. pump price for diesel fuel fell 3 cents a gallon on July 20, the Energy Information Administration said, for the eight consecutive weekly decline.
Michigan Univ., DOT Partner on Simulated City to Test Connected/Driverless Cars
The University of Michigan in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation opened a 32-acre test facility called "Mcity," which the university called "the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle ...
SHRP2 Names Universities Participating in Its ‘Education Connection’ Outreach
The Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials jointly announced the 10 universities that will share in cooperative agreements with an estimated value of $100,000.
Seven State DOTs Awarded for Projects on Savings, Innovation, Community Focus
Seven western-U.S. state departments of transportation collected eight awards for stand-out construction projects in this year's second regional contest in the America's Transportation Awards competition.
Idaho’s Ness Named President of 18-State Western Transportation Coalition
Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department, was named president for the coming year of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials during the 18-state regional organization's annual conference July 22 in Boise.
The federal Highway Trust Fund is in financial trouble and that fact has led to uncertainty among state transportation departments across the country. Legislation authorizing funding for federal highway and transit programs expired last...
July 06, 2015
July 30, 2015
House Votes to Provide Money for Transportation Through October 29
White House: Obama Will Sign Short-Term Transport Bill
Speaker Boehner 'Confident' in Fall Prospects for Long Transportation Bill
Transportation Mess Spotlights D.C. Dysfunction
New Hampshire DOT Awarded $355,000 Federal Grant for Sensor Network on Memorial Bridge
Arizona DOT to Extend When Travel Times Are Displayed on Phoenix-Area Freeways
Michigan DOT Construction Showcases Unique Muskegon River Bridge
Increase in Highway Fatalities Draws Concern in Delaware
North Carolina DOT Sets Goal of Cutting Traffic Deaths in Half by 2030
Motor Carrier Safety: Additional Research Standards and Truck Drivers' Schedule Data Could Allow More Accurate Assessments of the Hours of Service Rule
Port of Houston Handling Record Amounts of Cargo
Governors of New York and New Jersey Call on US to Share Cost of Hudson Rail Tunnel Project
Track Fixes to Allow 110-MPH Amtrak Travel in Michigan
MARTA Commuter Rail Possible For Clayton County
Sacramento Transit District Plans August 24 Opening of Blue Line Light-Rail Extension
Where to Put a Public Transit Center in Downtown New Orleans?
Mississippi DOT Awards Airport Grants
Kansas DOT Selects New Aviation Director
How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking
Kentucky Joins E-ZPass for Ohio River Bridges Project
NHTSA Will Finalize Long-Delayed 'Quiet Cars' Rules
FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don't Mix
USDOT Celebrates 25 Years of Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act
FTA Report: Accessible Transit Services for All
July 30, 2015