Get the Latest on the FAST Act Visit AASHTO's regularly updated resource on MAP-21 reauthorization and implementation of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Special Coverage of the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting An estimated 12,000 transportation professionals from 70 nations, including the U.S., spent much of this week in the nation’s capital. They were here attending the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Transportation TV News Update covered the event, and brings you several meeting highlights, including a speech from U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on the connection between economic opportunity and transportation,...
Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC) Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence The Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC) Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence enhances taxpayer value from transportation investment by promoting public sector capacity building in the analysis, understanding, and use of project finance techniques through a program of training, sharing of best practices, and technical assistance to all State Departments of Transportation and their local partner agencies.
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Shuster, LoBiondo Unveil FAA Bill That Would Create New Air Traffic Entity
House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., unveiled legislation that would pull air traffic control out of the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration and give it to a nonprofit corporation largely controlled ...
February 05, 2016
Obama Proposes Oil Tax for Highway Trust Fund, ‘Clean Transportation’ Investments
President Obama in his 2017 budget request will propose phasing in a $10 per barrel tax on oil, and use the revenue to cover long-term revenue needs of the Highway Trust Fund and to increase spending on "clean transportation" systems including mass transit, higher-speed passenger rail and ...
Some Large Freight Railroads, Commuter Lines Say They Won’t Meet Safety Deadline
Three of the largest freight railroads operating in the United States and four commuter services have notified the Federal Railroad Administration that they will not meet the 2018 federal deadline to deploy crash-prevention systems known as positive train control, the AP reported.
Dalrymple Orders North Dakota Agencies to Trim Budgets as Oil Crunch Hits Revenue
Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered government agencies to reduce their planned spending to help close a $1 billion state budget shortfall, the AP reported, as revenues shrink amid falling oil prices and a decline in oil drilling in the nation's second-largest producing state.
Fallin Proposes Budget That Would Cut Some Appropriations for Oklahoma DOT
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and most other state agencies would see their fiscal 2017 state discretionary appropriations cut by 6 percent amid falling receipts from oil and natural gas output, under a budget proposed by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Pence, Concession Holder Unveil $200M Upgrade for Section of Indiana Toll Road
The company that operates the Indiana Toll Road on lease from the state said it plans to start a $200 million upgrade of 73 miles of the turnpike next month, in a project that will last through 2017.
Colorado Implements Snow Plow Monitoring for Public Tracking, Fleet Management
The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled a new monitoring system that lets the public see where snow plows are working and which areas have been plowed, so they can better plan their trips during snow storms.
After Dry Years for Arizona, El Niño Storms Keep ADOT Crews Busy Fixing Potholes
While states along the Eastern Seaboard were digging out from late January's "Snowzilla" monster snowstorm, in the Southwest the Arizona Department of Transportation warned that this winter's El Niño-fueled storms in that state are leaving ADOT and drivers facing lots of extra potholes.
Idaho DOT Builds New Osprey Housing to Enables Inspections of Dent Bridge
The Idaho Department of Transportation found itself caught between requirements to inspect overhead suspension cable saddles on the 1,500-foot-long Dent Bridge north of Orofino and the need to safeguard federally protected osprey that had been nesting at points that would prevent inspections.
ALDOT Bridge Slide Beats Expectations
The Alabama Department of Transportation set out to save months of traffic disruptions when replacing the first of two roadway bridges along SR 210 in Dothan, with plans to use the state's first bridge slide construction project that would close part of the road for just seven days.
CBO Sees Threat to Highway Trust Fund Solvency in 2021, $108B Deficit by 2026
The Congressional Budget Office, in a new 10-year estimate of Highway Trust Fund spending and revenue, projects the country's principal infrastructure investment stream will run dry in 2021 and unless Congress provides more funding it could rack up a $108 billion cumulative deficit through 2026.
NRF’s Shay Chides ILA, Maritime Alliance Over One-Day Walkout by NY Port Workers
A daylong walkout Jan. 29 by container terminal longshoremen at the Port of New York and New Jersey disrupted both marine dock activity and cargo truck movements throughout the area, and triggered alarm by freight shippers at the National Retail Federation.
DOE: $58M for Advanced Vehicle Projects
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said his department will provide more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements, most of which will be awarded after a solicitation of cost-shared projects.
DOE, New Mexico Finalize Settlements That Include $34M to Repair State Roads
The New Mexico Department of Transportation will receive $34 million to repair some state roads, after the state and the U.S. Department of Energy finalized $74 million in settlement agreements related to a February 2014 leak of radioactive material.
USDOT Launches 50th Anniversary Year
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was joined Feb. 3 by six of the department's past CEOs in a celebration marking the start of a yearlong commemoration of its 50th anniversary.
Rail Committee’s Legislative Conference Comes as New Law Sets Policies, Funding
The Association's Standing Committee on Rail Transportation will hold its annual Washington, D.C., Legislative Meeting at mid-month, as officials from state departments of transportation meet with industry partners and hear from senior officials at federal agencies.
John Quincy Adams, the nation’s sixth president was quoted as saying that “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” In this T-Talk video AASHTO President Paul Trombino –director of...
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SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program: Round 7 Webinars
Washington Governor Appoints Roger Millar Acting Transportation Chief
Pennsylvania DOT: License-Plate Readers In, Registration Stickers Out
Colorado DOT, with Mountains of Info to Sort Through, Seeks First Chief Data Officer
Virginia Governor Announces Bipartisan Compromise to Address Gridlock on I-66 Inside the Beltway
Amtrak to Feds: Count Delays at All Train Stops
Kansas City, Missouri Launches On-Demand Shuttle Service
Congress Pressured to Ditch Cap on Passenger Fees for Airports
Cost, Noise Debated in Privatizing Air-Traffic Control
Republican Seeks to Spike Price Quote Rules for Airline Tickets
Lawmakers Push for Bargaining Rights for TSA Employees
Hawaiian Bill Would Ban Pedestrians from Using Cellphones in Crosswalks
Maine Rail Cargo Secrecy Law Bypassed Public Access, Safety Defenses
Foxx Recommends $3.5 Billion to Expand Transit Options That Improve Access to Jobs and Opportunities
BTS Statistics Release: December 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index
Atlanta Welcomes USDOT Ladders of Opportunity Initiative
FAA: Preliminary Observations of Potential Air Traffic Control Restructuring Transition Issues
Talking Freight Seminar: National Freight Strategic Plan and FAST Act Freight Provisions – February 17
Proposed Budget Helps Move US Beyond Traffic with Capital Investment Grants
February 11, 2016