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  • Faces of Transportation Photo/Video Contest Now Open!

    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,...

    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,...

  •  First Regional Winners Announced in America

    First Regional Winners Announced in America's Transportation Awards Contest

    Two New Jersey Department of Transportation projects are the first regional winners in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition. The announcement today was made at the 2015 Northeast Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting. The projects won in the Best Use of Innovation and the Quality of Life/Economic Development categories.

    First Regional Winners Announced in America's Transportation Awards Contest

    Two New Jersey Department of Transportation projects are the first regional winners in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition. The announcement today was made at the 2015 Northeast Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting. The projects won in the Best Use of Innovation and the Quality of Life/Economic Development categories.

  • America

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • New Resources for Transportation Systems Management and Operations Community

    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...

    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...

Top Stories

HIGHWAY TRUST FUND

Congress Faces Countdown to Funding Crisis Upon Return From Recess

When the Senate and House return July 7, lawmakers will immediately be in a fast countdown toward the July 31 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund. And congressional leaders will need to make much earlier decisions on whether to complete a long-term authorization during July.

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July 03, 2015

USER FEES / INVESTMENTS

Motor Fuel Fees Rise in Seven States July 1 as Laws Boost Infrastructure Investment

Six states hiked their excise fees on gasoline as of July 1, while another hiked its diesel fee, under laws designed to boost investment in the transportation infrastructure that motor vehicles use.

July 03, 2015

States

FUNDING INVESTMENTS

Lawmakers Approve Washington State Package Raising Billions for Transportation

​The Washington State Legislature approved a 16-year multimodal transportation revenue package that was expected to raise more than $15 billion from higher motor fuel excise taxes and a number of vehicle fees, with the funds to be spent on highways, local roads, ferries and transit projects, plus ...

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July 03, 2015

FUNDING MEASURES

Governor Signs Louisiana Senate Bills to Add $100M in Annual Road, Bridge Funding

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed two bills in late June that would reportedly increase state funding for roads and bridges by about $100 million a year, starting at least a year from now.

July 03, 2015

AGENCY DEBT MANAGEMENT

Refinancing Idaho Infrastructure Bonds Nets $12.7M Savings for Highway, Bridge Work

The Idaho Transportation Department now has $12.7 million in extra funding over the next decade after the state refinanced a portion of its GARVEE infrastructure bond debt at lower interest rates.

July 03, 2015

PROJECTS ACCELERATED

New York Advances Paving Rehabilitation, Bronx Expressway Construction Projects

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for the New York State Department of Transportation to accelerate two big projects – one for $75 million of additional pavement resurfacing to repair widespread damage from last winter, and another that speeds up rehabilitation of a major expressway in the ...

July 03, 2015

PROJECT FUNDING

Arizona Board Approves 5-Year Plan; ADOT Chief Warns on Keeping Pace With Demand

The Arizona State Transportation Board adopted a five-year construction plan for the Arizona Department of Transportation that uses a combination of expansion, preservation and modernization projects. ADOT Director John Halikowski used the program announcement to also warn about the investment ...

July 03, 2015

PASSENGER RAIL

RIDOT, Amtrak Break Ground on Track Addition, Acela Bypass at Kingston Station

A number of senior Rhode Island officials helped break ground on a $41 million passenger rail project between the state Department of Transportation and Amtrak, which the agency said will benefit broader Amtrak operations in the Northeast Corridor and could accommodate commuter rail in the future.

July 03, 2015

Nation

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Survey: State DOTs Spent $16B on Transit in 2013 While Feds Contributed $10 Billion

A new study by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials shows that state departments of transportation put $16.3 billion into public transit systems in fiscal 2013, while the federal government's support for transit that year was $10.1 billion.

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July 03, 2015

INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS

FHWA Sends Arkansas $1 Million in Relief Funds for Flood-Damaged Roads

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the Federal Highway Administration's emergency relief account is sending $1 million to help the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department cover costs of repairing federal-aid roads damaged by recent floods throughout the state.

July 03, 2015

AASHTO

TRANSPORTATION TV

TTV Highlights State DOTs, CEO Calls for Congress to Maintain Strong Federal Role

AASHTO's Transportation TV has been running news and feature videos in which the CEOs of state departments of transportation describe what their states are doing to invest in roads, bridges and other infrastructure, and what they hope Congress will do to strengthen the federal programs in the ...

July 03, 2015

Two Minute State DOT Update: Idaho Hikes Its Gas Tax for Road Improvements

​In this “Two-Minute State DOT Update” Brian Ness Director of the Idaho Transportation Department discusses passage this year by the Idaho legislature of a package of revenue enhancements for transportation that includes a gas tax increase. The...

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June 23, 2015

FUNDING

Michigan Senate Approves $1.5 Billion Road Plan with Gas Tax Hike

Wisconsin Legislative Leaders Announce Transportation Plan

STATE DOT NEWS

See How FDOT Monitors Central Florida Roads

Audit: Ohio DOT Could Save $1.7 Million

Tennessee DOT Buries Time Capsule to Mark Centennial

Washington State DOT Testing New Way for Motorcyclists to Ride Toll-Free in the I-405 Express Toll Lanes

Alaska DOT&PF to Operate Race-Neutral DBE Program

Wisconsin DOT Seeks Input on How to Improve Rest Areas

FREIGHT

US Labor Secretary Says New Port Labor Laws Are Unnecessary

California Approves Ship Emissions Capturing System

TRANSIT

MBTA Launches 'Youth Pass' Pilot in Boston Area

AVIATION

US Justice Department Probing Possible Airline Collusion that Kept Fares High

Hawaii Supreme Court Says State Can Continue to Charge Landing Fees at Airports

Tri-Rail Shuttle to Palm Beach International Airport to Begin September 1

SECURITY

TSA Pays Millions for Bag Claims

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

New Bicycle Laws Take Effect in Connecticut

Raleigh, North Carolina is Updating Bicycle Plan

Four Las Vegas Strip Pedestrian Bridges to be Upgraded

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FAA Reauthorization Bill Delayed

PHMSA Seeks Faster Pipeline Spill Notifications

US Departments of Commerce, State and Transportation Announce Deadlines and Stakeholder Engagement Process Update on Gulf Carrier Subsidy

FAA Safety Briefing – July/August 2015

American Mariners to the Rescue!

Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

TRB and Resilience: A Summary of Transportation Research Board Activities

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July 02, 2015