America's Transportation Awards - People's Choice Voting Open! The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are proud to annouce the finalists in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are now competing for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. VOTE TODAY!
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GAO: State DOTs Raise Concerns About Funding Levels to Improve Bridge Conditions
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said officials from a number of state departments of transportation and local agencies have told GAO staff they are challenged by "inadequate funding" as they try to maintain or improve conditions of their roadway bridges.
September 23, 2016
Hawaii DOT Details Plans for Largest U.S. Test of Mileage-Based Road User Charge
The Hawaii Department of Transportation's Highways Division detailed how it plans to test a statewide mileage-based user fee concept as a potential revenue source to replace fuel taxes and local fees, in what it says would be "by far" the largest such demonstration project in the nation.
Oregon Task Force Recommends Expanding ODOT’s Road User Charge Program
The Oregon Department of Transportation said a task force has recommended a model to expand the agency's Road Usage Charge Program, called OReGo, by implementing a per-mile user fee for all new vehicles rated at 20 miles per gallon or higher starting in 2025.
Governor Cuts Missouri DOT, Port, School Funds After Legislature OKs Tax Breaks
Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a series of budget cuts that affect roads, port assistance and school transportation, after the General Assembly overrode his vetoes to restore tax breaks lawmakers first approved in May.
2-Year Wisconsin Plan Would Focus on Road Maintenance, Delay $447M in Projects
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced a transportation budget request for the fiscal 2017-2019 period that includes no tax or fee hikes but would seek to add $500 million in new bond debt and cut $447 million in spending by delaying some major projects.
Idaho Agency Finishes Paving Rebuilt Road That Was Obliterated by February Landslide
It's taken seven months but the Idaho Transportation Department is now putting the finished touches on a paved new road where a huge Feb. 18 landslide obliterated a section of Idaho 14 west of Elk City.
SCDOT: 29 Roads Still Closed by Dam Failures, Bridge Damage From 2015 Floods
Nearly a year after unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina last October, the state still has 22 roads closed because dams failed in their areas and another seven closed because bridges on them need to be replaced.
Arkansas Disburses Grants to Dozens of 'Transportation Alternatives' Projects
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced the recipients of awards to aid pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects with $16.5 million in 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program grants and $1.373 million in Recreational Trails Program awards.
Obama Touts Safety Potential as NHTSA Unveils Policies on Self-Driving Vehicles
Saying that self-driving cars could "save tens of thousands of lives each year," President Obama announced that his administration was introducing a 15-point safety assessment as part of new guidance for manufacturers that are developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.
Congress Keeps Maneuvering on Legislation to Avoid Oct. 1 Government Shutdown
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue working to develop a continuing resolution, or CR, that could clear both chambers, keep government agencies funded through Dec. 9 and avoid a potential government shutdown after the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
FHWA, FTA to Take One More Month of Targeted Comments on Proposed MPO Rule
The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration said they will take one extra month of comments – from Sept. 23 through Oct. 24 – on certain aspects of a controversial regulatory proposal to make major changes in how most metropolitan planning organizations operate.
Association’s Census Data Program Gets Thumbs Up on Latest Information Request
When AASHTO's CTPP Oversight Board held its annual meeting in Providence, R.I., last month, it had a special reason to celebrate. The Census Bureau had just accepted the board's voluminous, customized data request for a new five-year look at how people in the nation travel to and from work.
AASHTO Seeks Accounts Payable Specialist
The association is taking applications through Oct. 7 for an accounts payable specialist, a position to be located in the Washington, D.C., offices.
In this Safety First Video on Transportation TV—we explore why the National Safety Council is predicting America could experience its deadliest Labor Day weekend since 2008. Americans are driving in record numbers-- the Federal Highway...
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In Cash-Strapped States, Voters Could Protect Transportation Funds
Wisconsin Senate GOP Leader Says He'll Work with Governor on Transportation Budget
Bill Would Put New Jersey on the Hook for Roadwork Shutdown Costs
Alabama DOT Works to Design a Statewide Transportation Plan
North Carolina Transportation Secretary, Officials Tour Bertie and Chowan Counties
Driver Gets Prison Time for North Carolina DOT Worker's Death
South Carolina DOT Named Top State DOT in National Report
Changes at Idaho Transportation Department Translate Into Better Service, Improved Safety for Citizens
Ohio DOT Celebrates I-75 Project Completion
Stalled Nebraska Road Projects Get Boost from Investment
Texas Rail Bridge Project Wins Award
Indiana DOT, Purdue University Project Examining Use of 'Large Open-Ended Pipe Piles' to Lower Bridge Construction Costs
New Jersey Distracted Driving Bill Isn't About Your Coffee, Frustrated Lawmakers Insist
EPA Says Ports Can Do More on Air Pollution
Alternative Route Plan Filed for Proposed Chicago-Area Freight Line
Port of Oakland Eases Worry Over Bankrupt Shipping Line Boxes
July 2016 North American Freight Numbers
FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield-Mounted Technologies
New York State Railroad to Offer New Overnight 'Snow Train' Service
Sound Transit Places $554 Million Order for More Light Rail Cars
House Passes Bill to Reimburse Fed Workers for Uber
Campaign Watchdog Decides Sound Transit Did Not Break Laws in Release of Fare Card Holders' Email Addresses
Webinar: Partnerships with Faith-based & Community Organizations to Support Inclusive Coordinated Transportation & Mobility Management
NTSB 2015 Aviation Statistics Show General Aviation Accidents Continue to Decline
UN Calls for Stepped Up Security for Planes and Airports
Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act to Address TSA Vulnerabilities
Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling in Black and Hispanic Communitiees
Democrats Blast GOP for 'Sabotaging' House Waterways Bill
FTA Issues Guidance on Buy America's 'Small Purchase' Waiver
Latest in Volpe Speaker Series – Thinking Innovatively About Transportation and Opportunity
EDC News – September 22, 2016
T3 Webinar: Making the Business Case for Traffic Incident Management Programs – October 13
Informational Technology, Geospatial Information and Advanced Computing
September 23, 2016