State DOTs Honored for Innovative, Community-Focused, Cost Saving Projects State transportation department projects that are improving safety on all travel modes, expanding mobility for communities, reducing congestion on roadways, and providing additional transportation options, all while saving taxpayer dollars, were today named recipients of top honors in the northeast regional America's Transportation Awards competition at the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials 2014 conference.
AASHTO Announces 'Faces of Transportation' Photography Contest, 2014 Competition Will Include Video Entries The annual Faces of Transportation photography contest is marking its 10th year by adding a video category. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the national contest asks State DOT employees and private citizens to send in photographs and videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation.
This year's competition, themed "Transportation in...
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,...
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.
Southeastern State Departments of Transportation Are Honored for Innovative, Community-Focused, Cost-Saving Projects
Six transportation projects in the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials region this week received top honors in the America's Transportation Awards regional competition for improving safety and mobility, reducing traffic congestion, excellence in emergency ...
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Every Day Counts: FHWA Launches New Round of Innovation Deployment
The Federal Highway Administration this week unveiled the latest round of Every Day Counts technologies that it hopes will accelerate mainstream use of innovations that will benefit the nation's transportation system.
OIG Report Targets FHWA's Implementation of MAP-21 Bridge Provisions
The Federal Highway Administration has made progress toward fully implementing safety provisions included in the 2012 MAP-21 surface transportation bill but the agency has much more to do, according to a new Office of Inspector General report released this week.
Illinois DOT's Innovative Campaign Uses Zombies to Push Safety Messages
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has teamed up with "The Walking Dead" Star Michael Rooker and representatives from Arthur Agency, a Carbondale-based advertising firm, to develop possibly one of the most creative safety campaigns to launch this year – one that relies on ...
MDOT Expects 40,000 for 57th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk
Photo courtesy Mackinac Bridge AuthorityWhile many Americans look forward to a few days of rest over the Labor Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation is preparing to welcome more than 40,000 guests to the 5-mile-long Mackinac Bridge for the 57th annual bridge walk.
Massachusetts Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Governor Deval Patrick is joined by transportation officials recently to announce Massachusetts's purchase in principle of a portion of the Knowledge Corridor rail line. Photo courtesy MassDOT.According to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation blog post, Governor Deval Patrick last week ...
Improvements to Rail Crossings Planned as ODOT and Gov. Fallin Announce $100 Million Initiative
On Tuesday, Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced a new initiative to fast-track hundreds of projects to improve more than 300 rail crossings statewide and upgrade safety warning features on rail crossings across Oklahoma, like this one on N.E. 150th St. between ...
MnDOT's Truck-Mounted Paver Proves to Be Super (Road) Saver
Minnesota Department of Transportation workers use of this truck-mounted paver has saved taxpayers $1.4 million. Photo courtesy Minnesota DOT.A machine that paves small segments of roadway to extend the life of the road is proving to be a good investment, according to the Minnesota Department of ...
Oregon Announces $2.5 Million in Planning Grants
The Oregon state Transportation and Growth Management program, a 21-year partnership between the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Department of Land Conservation and Development, this week announced more than $2.5 million in grants for transportation and land use planning efforts.
Upper Mississippi River Receives Federal Marine Corridor Highway Designation
Stretch from St. Louis to Minneapolis to be known as M-35 Marine Highway Corridor
New APTA Quiz Answers the Question: 'Do You Love Transit Like a Millennial?'
Taking a page from popular online social-sharing quiz sites like Buzzfeed, the American Public Transit Association this week launched an online quiz based on recent research into how the millennial generation – those 18-34 years old – travel around a city.
Annual Summit Focuses on Equity and Transportation
The Congress for New Urbanism's Project for Transportation Reform will host a three-day annual summit, Oct, 1–3, in New York City, bringing together planners, designers, engineers, and public officials committed to creating and advancing transportation standards and policies that support urbanism ...
AASHTO Issues Traffic Signal Controller Action Alert
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released an Action Alert to members of the Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Management & Operations, Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management and the Standing Committee on Highways to ...
Cast Your Vote for the Best Transportation Photos: Cash Prize at Stake in Eleventh Annual National 'Faces of Transportation' Photo Contest
One of the 78 images vying for public support in the 11th annual Faces of Transportation competition features Utah DOT's Mountain View Corridor Project Director Teri Newell, who looks on as crews work on the new 15-mile roadway. Newell has overseen this $1.035 billion project from the beginning.The ...
In the News on Transportation TV: Emergency Financial Aid Headed to Quake Damaged California
This week Transportation TV News Update reports on the USDOT's decision to send millions of dollars in emergency aid to California after last Sunday's devastating earthquake. The California Department of Transportation has done a preliminary estimate of the damages and we'll have the details. ...
In this Transportation TV News Update we report on the USDOT’s decision to send millions of dollars in emergency aid to California after last Sunday’s devastating earthquake. The California Department of Transportation has done a preliminary...
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AASHTO and ASTM Partner for Transportation Portal
Alexander D. Wilson Named Recipient of 2014 SMDI/AASHTO Richard S. Fountain Award
Texas DOT Takes First Step in Ending Highway Fund 'Diversions'
Washington State DOT Mapping Construction 'Hot Spots'
Texas DOT, Transportation Leaders Unveil Official I-69W Signs Along Laredo's Loop 20
Corps: Mississippi River Infrastructure Fixes Needed
Are Death-Free Highways Possible?
Port of Gulfport Dredging to Begin Next Week
Big Ships Could Come to US Ports Under Maersk, MSC Alliance
City of Troy, Michigan Working on Agreement with Amtrak for Transit Center Opening
Revamped Cleveland Transit Station Lauded as Boon to Transit and Public Realm
US Airplane Near-Collisions Jumped in 2013, FAA Reports
The Memphis Airport is on a Mission to Become Its Own City
FTA Approves Plans to Replace Aging Mukilteo Ferry Terminal in Washington State
US DOT's Move Into Shared Services Buoyed by Better Trained IT Workforce
BTS Releases June 2014 North American Freight Numbers
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