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  • America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects Competing for Two National Awards

    America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects Competing for Two National Awards

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition top 10 project finalists.

    America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects Competing for Two National Awards

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition top 10 project finalists.

  • Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

    Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

    TC3 is proud to announce the launch of its new learning management system (LMS) and website. TC3 is migrating courses, previously housed on the National Highway Institute (NHI) website, to a new LMS platform that leverages AASHTO resources. An improved user experience with new functionality and new and updated courses will be two features of the TC3 LMS. In addition, users will be able to provide feedback directly to TC3 through course...

    Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

    TC3 is proud to announce the launch of its new learning management system (LMS) and website. TC3 is migrating courses, previously housed on the National Highway Institute (NHI) website, to a new LMS platform that leverages AASHTO resources. An improved user experience with new functionality and new and updated courses will be two features of the TC3 LMS. In addition, users will be able to provide feedback directly to TC3 through course...

  • Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

    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.

    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.

  • Eight State DOT Projects Win Awards for Cost-Savings, Innovation and Community-Focus

    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...

    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

    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.

  • 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...

  • 2015 AASHTO Annual Meeting

    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.

    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.

Top Stories

HIGHWAY TRUST FUND

Lawmakers Face Transportation Issues, Pressure for Action on Long-Term Legislation

Even during a long August recess, some members of Congress and their staffers are facing questions about how to improve the surface transportation system and what lawmakers will do when they return to Washington in September.

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August 28, 2015

GRIDLOCK GROWTH

Mobility Scorecard Finds Highway Traffic Congestion Surpassing Pre-Recession Levels

Congestion on U.S. roadways has surpassed pre-recession levels and is now setting new gridlock records, INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute report in their 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard.

August 28, 2015

States

INDUSTRY-TARGETED PROJECTS

State DOT Awards Millions in Grants Linked to Michigan Factory Investments

The Michigan Department of Transportation issued five economic development grants this month totaling more than $2.26 million, which will also leverage local road funding and millions more in corporate investments.

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August 28, 2015

RAIL INVESTMENTS

Mississippi Freight Railroad Projects Benefit From $1.4M in State DOT Grants

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently gave its approval for the state Department of Transportation to award more than $1.4 million in grants to aid four railroad projects.

August 28, 2015

HURRICANE RECOVERY

Louisiana DOTD Produces Katrina Videos to Show Extreme Weather Event Response

With this the 10th anniversary of the time when Hurricane Katrina devastated so much of the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the New Orleans area in particular, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is producing a series of short videos explaining some of its response.

August 28, 2015

HURRICANE RECOVERY

Mississippi DOT Recalls Major Bridge Work After Katrina, Rebuilding of US 90

At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is recalling how the storm left more than $1 billion in damages to the state's transportation infrastructure, including destruction of two major bridges crossing bays along the Gulf Coast.

August 28, 2015

HISTORIC ARTIFACTS

Maryland SHA Crew Turns Up Centuries-old Shipwreck During Bridge Project

During recent repairs to a U.S. 50 highway bridge over the Nanticoke River at Vienna in eastern Maryland, crews from the Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration discovered the remnants of an 18th century shipwreck in the water that the SHA said is "one of the oldest ...

August 28, 2015

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

MoDOT Warns Drivers of Overweight Farm Trucks on Bridge Limits, Interstate Routes

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding farm truck drivers that while a new state law allows them to operate with larger than normal truck weights they must still adhere to the posted weight limits for bridges and must stay off interstates.

August 28, 2015

Nation

TRUCKER PARKING SAFETY

USDOT Survey Highlights Truck Parking Need; Public-Private Coalition Formed

With a new highway industry survey showing most states have frequent shortages of parking for commercial trucks, the U.S. Department of Transportation and industry groups formed a "National Coalition on Truck Parking" to try to develop solutions.

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August 28, 2015

WORKFORCE NEEDS

Federal Agencies Forecast Growing Need to Find New Transportation Workers

A new employment report from three federal departments says growth in transportation system demand is creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs, while replacement of departing workers means millions of existing jobs in this sector will need to be filled as well.

August 28, 2015

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

FTA Awards $9.5M in Grants to Aid Workforce Development in 13 States

The Federal Transit Administration is making $9.5 million in grants to 19 programs in 13 states "to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry," the agency said.

August 28, 2015

INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

EDA Awards $5.6M in Grants That Include Port, Industrial Roadway Upgrades

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration approved $5.6 million in grants for three projects to help pay for infrastructure improvements including roadways to support industrial activity in California and Arizona.

August 28, 2015

CROSS-BORDER IMPROVEMENTS

Pritzker Touts Focus on U.S.-Mexico Border Infrastructure as New Rail Bridge Opens

​U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said U.S. and Mexican officials are pursuing a range of projects to improve surface transportation infrastructure along the border to accommodate growing trade between the two countries.

August 28, 2015

Recovery Road : Rebuilding After Katrina

(Encore Presentation of Recovery Road, produced in 2010 to mark the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina) Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary Looms as DOTs Brace for Storm SeasonThe last week of August in 2005 was the time of Hurricane Katrina, one...

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August 21, 2015

STATE DOT NEWS

New Leaders Appointed for Two Maryland Transportation Agencies

Texas Transportation Commission Approves August Proposition 1 Projects

INFRASTRUCTURE

America's Great Infrastructure Stagnation

Obama Appoints Former New York State Traffic Commissioner Joan McDonald to National Infrastructure Advisory Council

SAFETY

Oregon Transportation Commission Adopts New Rules, ODOT Adds New Hires to Beef Up Rail Incident Prevention

FREIGHT

Port of Gulfport Continues Recovery 10 Years After Katrina

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak Ready to Allow Roll-On Bike Service Between Pittsburgh, DC

Mass. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Sees Holyoke Passenger Train Access as Opportunity

TRANSIT

New Hampshire Commuter Rail Supporters Gather to Back Proposed Bills

Hawaii County Works Toward Transit System ADA Compliance

Public Transit Provided Morale Boost, Sense of Community in Mississippi in Katrina's Wake

$3M for Sugar House Streetcar Rails Part of Utah Plan

CTfastrak a First Step on Transit, but More Work is Needed

AVIATION

Las Vegas Airport to Double Gates for International Carriers

Tampa International Airport Getting High-Tech Makeover

Indianapolis International Airport Now Has Fastest Wi-Fi of Any Airport in US

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Study: Capital Bikeshare Easing DC Traffic Woes

Chattanooga Looking for Ways to Save on Protected Bike Lane Network

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Senators Urge NHTSA to Speed Early Warning Reforms

City of Dallas Wants Federal Judge to Compel Answers from USDOT, FAA on Love Field Gate Dispute

Foxx Praises Phoenix-Area's Light Rail

FHWA Insists on Reimbursement if Rhode Island Park Land Used for Minor League Stadium

FAA Tech Center Opens New Research Center

BTS Releases June 2015 North American Freight Numbers

Expanding Transit Options in California's Capital Region

USDOT Offers Free Webinar on the Connected Vehicle Workforce

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August 28, 2015