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  • Transportation TV: America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile

    Transportation TV: America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile

    In September 2013 the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a system wide emergency response to widespread flooding in the state. 120 bridges and more than 240 miles of roadway on 27 state highways in northwestern and eastern Colorado were badly damaged by severe mudslides and flooding. This video demonstrates how CDOT coordinated with the National Guard, local leaders, residents, and private contractors to reopen the last section of...

    Transportation TV: America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile

    In September 2013 the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a system wide emergency response to widespread flooding in the state. 120 bridges and more than 240 miles of roadway on 27 state highways in northwestern and eastern Colorado were badly damaged by severe mudslides and flooding. This video demonstrates how CDOT coordinated with the National Guard, local leaders, residents, and private contractors to reopen the last section of...

  • America

    America's Transportation Awards Top 10: SH99/Grand Parkway Segment E

    Texas Department of Transportation’s $320 million SH99/Grand Parkway, Segment E project represents the newest section of a planned 185-mile loop around the Houston metro region.

    America's Transportation Awards Top 10: SH99/Grand Parkway Segment E

    Texas Department of Transportation’s $320 million SH99/Grand Parkway, Segment E project represents the newest section of a planned 185-mile loop around the Houston metro region.

  • 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,...

  • Nation at a Crossroads

    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.​

    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!

    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 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

    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.

    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.

Top Stories

ECONOMY

Economic Risks Pose New Challenges to States Planning Their Transportation Projects

​States could face new challenges meeting their transportation budget needs in coming months if bumps for the economy in early autumn give way to a longer slowdown that threatens their revenue streams.

October 17, 2014

States

BALLOT MEASURES

State Ballot Measures Would Wall Off Project Funds, Allow I-Bank to Fund Local Infrastructure

Voters in several states will get a chance to vote on ballot measures next month to try to wall off transportation funds so they cannot be spent on other budget needs, as states grapple either with how to raise funds for roads, bridges and other projects or to protect that money after hiking taxes ...

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October 17, 2014

WINTER WEATHER

Though Not on Calendar, It’s Already Winter in Some Areas

​​The Rocky Mountain region and Hawaiian peaks have already received an early dose of winter weather this month, in what some forecasters think could be indicators of a rough winter ahead.

October 17, 2014

SNOW PLOWING

This Year, Alaska Brings Tow Plowing to Snows in Anchorage and Interior

​To get ahead of this winter’s snow clearing needs, Alaska’s Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is bringing into Anchorage and Interior Alaska the kind of heavy equipment it has so far only used in a few areas.

October 17, 2014

TRAFFIC SIGNS

GDOT Aims to Boost Safety, Manage Traffic Flows with Electronic Speed Signs

Georgia’s Department of Transportation has deployed scores of changeable, electronic speed limit signs over 36 miles of Atlanta’s northern beltway on Interstate 285, both raising the normal speed limit in that zone and giving traffic managers a tool to alter traffic speeds when congestion builds.

October 17, 2014

BIKE SAFETY

North Carolina Prods Groups on Deadline Approaching for Bike Helmet Program

​Fewer than half of children wear protective bicycle helmets while riding their bikes, says the state Department of Transportation, even though studies show that headgear can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries to bikers up to 88 percent.

October 17, 2014

TRANSITION

Hawaii’s Interim Transportation Director Leaving for City Post at Honolulu

Acting Hawaii Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami. City of Honolulu photo.Acting Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami plans to leave that Hawaii state post as of Nov. 1, to take a job with the city of Honolulu as director of its Department of Enterprise Services.

October 17, 2014

Job Postings

ENGINEERING

AASHTO Seeks Engineering Implementation Coordinator for Washington, D.C., Office

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently seeking an engineering implementation coordinator, a position located in Washington, DC.

October 17, 2014

Nation

FUEL TAXES

Governors in Re-election Races Consider Shifting Road, Bridge Funding to Sales Taxes on Fuel

​Two Midwest governors up for re-election this fall are talking about shifting their states’ motor fuel revenue streams to sales taxes on fuel and away from the current reliance on fixed, per-gallon fees.

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October 17, 2014

FUNDING

DOT’s Foxx Says Lame Duck Session is Good Time for Congress to Fix Trust Fund

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told WAMU-American University Radio in Washington that the lame duck session of Congress following next month's mid-term elections would offer an opportunity to fix the Highway Trust Fund for years to come.

October 17, 2014

SAFETY

Some Transportation-Focused House, Senate Members Seek Travel Ban for Ebola Areas

A group of high-ranking members of Congress from committees dealing with transportation networks called for the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on people entering the United States from the Ebola-ravaged West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

October 17, 2014

COMMUTING, CONGESTION

Studies: Millennials Relying Less on Car Travel Than Past Generations; Congestion Costs Spiking

   ​ New studies in the past week, on the shift by the millennial generation toward less driving and on the accumulated costs of traffic congestion, add to the debate over what to do about transportation infrastructure.

October 17, 2014

PROJECT SPENDING

Citing High Returns, Industrial Group Calls for Major Infrastructure Spending Plan

​The Alliance for American Manufacturing in a new report says each dollar spent on transportation infrastructure “returns $3.54 in economic impact,” and calls for a big boost to project spending through a six-year highway and transit bill.

October 17, 2014

AIRPORT SECURITY

Pistole Leaving TSA for Academia After More Than Four Years Leading Airport Screeners

John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration for four and a half years, is retiring from that post effective Dec. 31 and said he expects to take an academic job early in 2015.

October 17, 2014

AASHTO

ANNUAL MEETING

Jack Uldrich: Global Futurist and Best-Selling Author Among AASHTO Annual Meeting Keynoters

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced that Jack Uldrich – a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker and best-selling author – will be among the keynote speakers at the association's 2014 annual meeting in Charlotte, ...

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October 17, 2014

CENTENNIAL BOOK

Centennial Book is Tale of Creating a Transportation System That Remade America

​Long before there was much of a paved road network in the United States, and decades before the Interstate Highway System would be launched, officials who created in 1914 what would become AASHTO were showing remarkable vision about how to improve mobility and commerce.

October 17, 2014

COMMUNICATIONS

Utah, North Carolina Campaigns Take Honors in TransComm Skills Competition

The Utah Department of Transportation's campaign to increase seatbelt usage, and the "Fortify" project-messaging effort by the North Carolina Department of Transportation each earned highest honors in the 2014 TransComm Annual Skills Awards competition.

October 17, 2014

BRIDGE MANUAL

AASHTO Releases Interim Revisions to Bridge Inspection Manual

AASHTO has published its 2015 Interim Revisions to the Manual for Bridge Element Inspection, 1st Edition, that was published in 2013.

October 17, 2014

The Ebola Crisis and Transportation Ballot Issues are Making News Headlines

​Transportation providers across the country faced new challenges this week as government officials and lawmakers responded to the Ebola crisis.  In this News Update Transportation TV follows the story and it reports on a US tire manufacturer...

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October 17, 2014

AASHTO NEWS

AASHTO Supports FHWA Request for Additional ET-Plus Testing

FUNDING

South Carolina Hopes Georgia Will Chip In for Twin Bridge

STATE DOT NEWS

Washington, DC Mayor Gray Releases Long-Range Transportation Plan

Better Way of Doing Business at South Carolina DOT Emphasizes Customer Service

A Video Overview of the Georgia DOT Transportation Management Center

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

$2.5 Billion New Jersey Turnpike Widening Complete, Lanes to Open Friday

New Mexico DOT Investigates Smart-Car Traffic Technology

SAFETY

Missouri DOT to Test New Method of Wrong-Way Accident Prevention

North Carolina Transportation Secretary Pledges Commitment to Rail Safety, Encourages Others

FREIGHT

Mexico Moves Closer to Cross-Border Customs Alignment

South Carolina Ports Hope to Have 52-Foot-Deep Charleston Harbor by Decade's End

Judy McReynolds Named Chairman of American Transportation Research Institute

FRA Report: Infrastructure Capital Needs for Regional, Short Line Railroads Reach $1.6 Billion

PASSENGER RAIL

Construction Begins on Rail Route Between Quad-Cities and Chicago

Proposed Routes for Dallas-Houston High-Speed Rail Revealed

Colorado Could Tie Into Southwest Amtrak Loop

Support for Chicago-Cincinnati High-Speed Rail Grows

TRANSIT

Poll: More Prefer Public Transit to Road Building

Lack of Parking Drives Many Away from Mass Transit in the Los Angeles Area

First Red Bus-Lane Markings Installed in Seattle

AVIATION

DHS Requires West Africa Travelers to Arrive at One of Five Airports

Shuster Calls for Bold Thinking on FAA Reauthorization

San Francisco Airport First in US to Reach Deals with Uber, Lyft

OTHER

Experts Discuss Technology's Role in Future of Transportation

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

US DOT Website Has Snafu on Air Bag Recall Info

FMCSA Awards $1 Million to Help Train and Place Veterans in Careers as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

NOYS Advocates Offer a Lesson in Safety and Service

New Hub Brings Rochester Transit Riders In from the Cold

Webinar: The Nation's Requirements for an Intermodal Transportation System - A 20-Year Perspective – October 30

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October 22, 2014