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.
House Passes Short-term Highway Trust Fund Fix, Transportation Leaders Await Senate Action
The House of Representatives this week passed a roughly $11 billion short-term Highway Trust Fund bill that would fund the account through May 2015. The measure, which also extends highway, transit, and highway safety program reauthorization through the end of next May, had last week passed out of ...
July 18, 2014
Report Stresses Long-term Economic Benefits of Transportation Investment
In a report released Monday by the White House, economists said investing in transportation carries strong long-term economic benefits and that now is the time to utilize innovations to increase productivity and efficiency to get the most out each dollar.
AASHTO Honors Western Region America's Transportation Award Winners
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 named recipients of top honors on Monday in the ...
Michigan DOT Announces Department Efficiencies Prompt Delay in Mackinac Bridge Toll Increase
Last December, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Mackinac Bridge Authority stalled scheduled toll hikes on the Mackinac Bridge due to department efficiencies—an announcement that was made again last week when the two entities announced they will forgo the scheduled toll increases ...
California DOT Director Named WASHTO President
Malcolm Dougherty, director of the California Department of Transportation, was on Wednesday named president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The announcement was made at WASHTO's annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dougherty previously served as ...
Maryland State Highway Administration Expands Life Saving Highway Patrol Program
A program to assist those in trouble on Maryland's highways has expanded, now able to help more people experiencing vehicle issues on the state's roadways and potentially saving more lives.
Texas DOT Helps Drivers Save Money and the Environment with New Web-based App
Texas Department of Transportation officials last week unveiled a new tool to help drivers keep their vehicles in the best shape possible, which translates to hundreds of dollars in savings each year and good news for the environment.
Arizona DOT Recovers $3 Million from Damage Done to State Property, Saves Taxpayers from Footing Bill
Arizona Department of Transportation Officials this week announced that it has saved taxpayers more than $3 million during the last 12 months by recouping money owed to the department from damage done to the state highway system.
Massachusetts DOT Offers Incentives Cut Car Usage with New Vanpool Program
In order to get commuters out of individual cars to save money and cut down on emissions, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently announced its new Commuter Vanpool Program, which will help subsidize vanpool fares for users.
Colorado DOT Reaches Out, Gets Feedback from almost 60,000 Residents on Transportation Needs
The Colorado Department of Transportation has found a new way to communicate with, and gain input from, its customers. In fact, over the last few months, CDOT has managed to speak with more than 57,000 state residents on what they feel they need from their regional transportation systems.
White House Announces Transportation Public-Private Partnership Initiative, Seeks to Spur Additional Investment
President Obama on Thursday announced his intention to move forward with an initiative he hopes will garner additional transportation infrastructure investment from the private sector, creating jobs and helping provide some stability to states and local communities. The announcement came during the ...
National Freight Advisory Committee Issues System Improvement Recommendations, Moves Closer to Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week it had received dozens of recommendations from the National Freight Advisory Committee on how to make America's freight transportation system stronger and more efficient. USDOT will take those recommendations into consideration for ...
Minnesota, South Dakota Receive Second Round of Federal Emergency Relief Funding for Flood-Ravaged Transportation Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced it was sending additional federal Emergency Relief funds to Minnesota and South Dakota to assist the two states in repairing transportation infrastructure damaged last month during major flooding events.
Upcoming Free Webinar to Discuss Quantifying Benefits of Traffic Incident Management
U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) will host a free webinar later this month on how to quantify and monetize the outcomes from Traffic Incident Management, a tool especially important when ensuring funding for these programs.
AASHTO Publishes Newest Centennial Newsletter
This week, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials published the July edition of the organization's centennial newsletter.
Less than Two Weeks Remain to Participate in Faces of Transportation Photography/Video Competition
Those wishing to participate in AASHTO's annual Faces of Transportation photography and video contest have until the end of the month to submit their nominations.
Tennessee DOT Commissioner Schroer Says Department is Hiring More Staff to Cut Costs in New Transportation TV Video
In a new Two-Minute State DOT Update video, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer details the many ways his agency is being reconstructed to cut costs and meet future demands.
Greyhound Bus Lines is commemorating its centennial year with a cross country tour which includes a small fleet of vintage buses and a mobile museum. The tour made a recent stop at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters...
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Senate Confirms Top DOT Nominees
Wisconsin Group Seeks Constitutional Amendment Limiting Transportation Fund to Transportation Projects
I-77 Tolls to be Just One of Several New Funding Plans for North Carolina DOT, Officials Say
Poll: Massachusetts Voters Would Pay for Road Fixes – Close to Home
Missouri DOT Gets Sassy to Send a Message
Michigan Transportation Officials Delay I-94 Modernization Project to Seek Extensive Public Input
Pennsylvania DOT Seeking Outside Help to Make Bridge Repairs
That Pile of Cash? Invest It in US Infrastructure
Foxx Joins Push to Prevent 'Hot Car' Deaths
Norfolk Southern Sues Maryland to Block Disclosure of Crude Oil Shipments
Foxx Defends Oil Train Regs from Environmental, Industry Critics
Norfolk Southern Sells Kansas Rail Line
Indianapolis Pulls Support for Passenger Rail Service
Amtrak to Renovate Camden, South Carolina Train Station, Grounds
Assaults on Public Transit Bus Drivers Prompt US DOT Summit
Atlanta's Transit Agency Looks to Convert Parking Lots Into Homes
FAA Lands in Mideast Conflict
Aviation Industry Maintains Safety, Despite Mali Crash
No Timeframe for Lifting New Security Measures at Overseas Airports, TSA Chief Says
Bridges Sought to Connect Central Ohio Walkways, Bike Paths
22 States Represented at Transportation Advocacy Workshop
Hawaii Turns to California's Former EPA Chief for Help with Transportation Energy Goals
Senate Confirms Top US DOT Nominees
FMCSA, OSHA, Sign Agreement Strengthening Protections for Workers from Coercion, Retaliation
BTS Releases May 2014 North American Freight Numbers
For Children's Sake, 'Look Before You Lock'
Strategic Approaches at the Corridor and Network Levels to Minimize Disruption from the Renewal Process
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