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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

​Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Ranking Member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), are just two of the featured speakers scheduled to appear at the 2017 AASHTO Washington Briefing, Feb. 28 through...

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February 17, 2017

AASHTO NEWS

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

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

FUNDING

Trump’s ‘Sanctuaries’ Crackdown Imperils Transportation Projects

Those Who Spend the Most Time on the Road Are Pleading to Pay More for Gas. Here’s Why.

Long-Term Mississippi Transportation Funding Plan Unlikely this Session

Five Weeks In, Transportation Funding Debate Continues in Colorado

Increasing Transportation Spending Will Be Challenging, Louisiana DOTD Leader Says

Rival Groups Readying for Gas Tax Showdown in South Carolina Senate

Indiana Lawmakers: Gas Tax Increase Might Get Reduced in Senate

STATE DOT NEWS

Minnesota DOT Releases Two Statewide Plans That Shape State’s Transportation Future

Texas A&M Transportation Institute, TxDOT Studying How Travelers Access Info on Using Toll Lanes

Massachusetts DOT Expanding Pothole Information Program

Revamped Website Makes Signing Up for Adopt-A-Highway Even Easier in Iowa

Former New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox Dies at Age 62

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Study: Traffic Costs US Drivers $1,200 a Year

Virginia DOT Plans to Push US 301 as Alternative to I-95

Bill Revives Plan for Maine Turnpike Spur

Newly Raised Bayonne Bridge Opens to Drivers

INFRASTRUCTURE

Bipartisan Policy Center Unveils Infrastructure Coalition That Calls for Major Investment, Long-Term Funding

Nevada’s Bridges Named Nation’s Best Maintained - Again

SAFETY

Safety Council Estimates 2016 US Motor Vehicle Deaths at Highest Level Since 2007

Feds May Be Reconsidering Policy of Seat Belts on School Buses

Atlanta, Two Other Cities, Chosen for ‘Safer Roads Challenge’

As Traffic Deaths Rise, Will Public Warm to Driverless Cars?

FREIGHT

CSX Terminal Plans Move Ahead in North Carolina

Mississippi Ports Eye Cuba, Sign Agreements in Havana

PASSENGER RAIL

Trump Administration Deals a Big Setback to Caltrain

Amtrak Sees Spike in Empire Builder Ridership

Gulf Coast Cities Continue to Push for Amtrak Service

TRANSIT

Massachusetts Governor Launches Search for MBTA CEO

Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority Plans New Florence Transit Center

Is New Jersey Transit’s New Waiting Room Policy Constitutional?

Minnesota GOP Lawmakers Seeking to Divert Southwest Light Rail Money to Road, Bridge Projects

FTA Program Targets Needs of US Tribes

AVIATION

While FAA Took Steps Intended To Improve Its Controller Hiring Process, the Agency Did Not Effectively Implement Its New Policies

Impacts on Practice: ACRP and Higher Education: Building the Next Generation of Airport Professionals

SECURITY

Report: Some Muslim-American Travelers Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Michigan Bill Would Create Five-Foot Buffer for Bicyclists

How a Brooklyn Brewmaster Helped Make New York City Safer for Pedestrians

Do Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws Reduce Injuries?

Bicycles and Motorcycles

Pennsylvania DOT, Pitt Work to Educate Public on Pedestrian Safety

PLANNING

Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy

Primer on Patentability and Use of Ideas Developed by Contractors Performing Work for State and Federal Transportation and Local Planning Agencies

OTHER

Refuse to Pay Highway Tolls? Georgia May Come for Your Tax Refund

The Big Moral Dilemma Facing Self-Driving Cars

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FHWA Changes Mentions of ‘Climate Change’ to ‘Resilience’ in Transportation Program

US Transportation Secretaries Have Left a Lasting Legacy in the DC Region

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February 21, 2017