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  • AASHTO Innovation Initiative

    AASHTO Innovation Initiative

    Formerly the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, AII advances innovation from the grassroots up: by agencies, for agencies, peer-to-peer. The program actively seeks out proven advancements in transportation technology, investing time and money to accelerate their adoption by agencies nationwide.

    AASHTO Innovation Initiative

    Formerly the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, AII advances innovation from the grassroots up: by agencies, for agencies, peer-to-peer. The program actively seeks out proven advancements in transportation technology, investing time and money to accelerate their adoption by agencies nationwide.

  • 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,...

  • AASHTOWare Safety Analyst

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst facilitates cost-effective, site-specific highway safety improvements and integrates the analytic approaches recommended in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) into a single package, providing a program to guide the decision-making process, prioritize improvements and help your agency get the greatest possible safety benefit from each dollar it spends.​

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst

    AASHTOWare Safety Analyst facilitates cost-effective, site-specific highway safety improvements and integrates the analytic approaches recommended in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) into a single package, providing a program to guide the decision-making process, prioritize improvements and help your agency get the greatest possible safety benefit from each dollar it spends.​

  • AASHTO Highway Safety Manual

    AASHTO Highway Safety Manual

    Welcome to the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) web site – the source for information on quantifying and evaluating highway safety performance using the Highway Safety Manual.

    AASHTO Highway Safety Manual

    Welcome to the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) web site – the source for information on quantifying and evaluating highway safety performance using the Highway Safety Manual.

Top Stories

NEXT ADMINISTRATION

Trump Taps Former Labor Secretary Chao as USDOT Chief in Pro-Investment Cabinet

​Moving quickly to fill a Cabinet job that will play a key role in his infrastructure investment plans, President-Elect Donald Trump said he will nominate former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his transportation secretary.

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December 02, 2016

FEDERAL PROGRAM LEVELS

T&I Democrats Urge Appropriators to Clear FAST Act’s Highway, Transit Funding Hikes

Top Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are urging leaders of the Appropriations Committee to allow highway and transit programs to now tap into their scheduled fiscal 2017 funding increases that Congress paid for in last year's Fixing America's Surface Transportation ...

December 02, 2016

States

LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

Gov. Branstad Names Lowe Interim Director of Iowa Department of Transportation

Iowa Gov. Branstad named Mark Lowe as interim director of the state Department of Transportation, with Lowe taking over as former Director Paul Trombino served his last day Nov. 29.

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December 02, 2016

MAJOR PROJECT

Maryland Gov. Hogan Announces $765M Plan to Replace US301 Bridge Over Potomac

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled a $765 million plan to replace an aging, two-lane toll bridge spanning the Potomac River on US 301 with a four-lane structure from Charles County in the state's southeast to King George County, Va.

December 02, 2016

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACT

Drought Crumbles Mississippi Pavements

For Mississippi, the drought that has ravaged the Southeast this year is not only curbing recreational activities such as bonfires and camping but is causing damage to the state's highways, said officials from the Mississippi Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation.

December 02, 2016

MAJOR CORRIDOR

Kansas DOT Completes Its Largest-Ever Highway Project in Heavily Used Area

Kansas and federal officials held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Nov. 29 to mark substantial completion of the largest highway project in the history of the state Department of Transportation – a complex three-year, $288 million construction program called phase two of the Johnson County Gateway ...

December 02, 2016

HONORING THE SACRIFICE

West Virginia Agency Seeks Information to Create Memorial for Fallen Highway Workers

The West Virginia Department of Transportation's Division of Highways said it is asking the public for information to establish a memorial for to honor highway workers who lost their lives while performing their jobs.

December 02, 2016

INTERMODAL FREIGHT FLOWS

Gov. Wolf Unveils $300M Program for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a capital investment program for the Port of Philadelphia that will invest more than $300 million over the next few years in the port's infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment. 

December 02, 2016

Nation

CONGRESSIONAL PANELS

Congress: Changes Coming at Senate EPW Committee; House T&I Gets New Staff Chief

 BarrassoNews agencies reported that Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., confirmed he will chair the Environment and Public Works Committee when the new Senate takes office in January.

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December 02, 2016

IMPROVING DRIVER BEHAVIOR

NHTSA Proposes ‘Driver Mode’ in Devices to Curb Behind-the-Wheel Distractions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in new voluntary guidelines, is encouraging makers of cellphones and other mobile devices to build in a "driver mode" function that could automatically block certain functions for motor vehicle drivers in order to curb behind-the-wheel ...

December 02, 2016

HIGHWAY SAFETY

US Seat Belt Use Hits Record High

Seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since the federal government began regular national surveys in 1994, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

December 02, 2016

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

FTA Taking Applications for $2.75M Funding Opportunity in Zero Emission Research

The Federal Transit Administration said it is taking applications from nonprofit organizations through Feb. 21, 2017, to share in a $2.75 million funding opportunity to aid the advancement, production and deployment of zero-emission vehicle technology and related infrastructure for public ...

December 02, 2016

AASHTO

NEW TITLES RELEASED

Association Offers First Risk Management Guide, More Practitioner Handbooks

AASHTO has for the first time published a guide to a wide range of risks that can face planners at state departments of transportation, as well as two more in a series of practitioner's handbooks for environmental issues.

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December 02, 2016

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY

President Taps Nevada DOT’s Terry to Chair Transportation Curriculum Council

Association President David Bernhardt has appointed John Terry from the Nevada Department of Transportation to a two-year term chairing the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council, also called TC3.

December 02, 2016

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

AASHTO Seeks State DOT Nominations for 2017 Transportation Management Fellowship

The association is taking applications through Jan. 6 for nominees from member state departments of transportation for the 2017 AASHTO Transportation Management Fellowship.

December 02, 2016

Transportation Projects in Connecticut and Florida Win Top National Awards

​​In this video Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says he honored to receive the prestigious 2016 America’s Transportation Awards, Grand Prize for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge; the largest project of its kind in...

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December 02, 2016

FUNDING

Louisiana Governor's Task Force Recommends $700 Million Boost for Transportation

West Virginia Gas Tax to Go Down, and State Road Fund Takes the Hit

Colorado DOT Proposes $1.41 Billion Budget to Cover $9 Billion in Projects

Electronic Signs in Illinois Remain Dark Due to Stalled State Budget

STATE DOT NEWS

All Iowa DOT Snowplows Now Have GPS

California DOT Director to Become Chair of TRB Board Executive Committee

Winners of Annual Georgia Transportation Awards Announced

SAFETY

Maryland First Responders Plead with Drivers to Move Over

Montana Highway Patrol Calls $7.7 Million Proposed Budget Cut 'Irresponsible'

Portland, Oregon Adopts Plan to End Traffic Fatalities – But Doesn't Fund It

Drones to Give Massachusetts State Police Eagle Eye on Car Crashes

New York Governor Signs Bill to Trigger DOT Study of All Grade Crossings

FREIGHT

Freight Rail Industry Improves Train Management in Chicago Region

Port Stakeholders Get Update on Project that Would Give Hampton Roads Deepest Water on East Coast

PASSENGER RAIL

Baltimore Amtrak Tunnel Replacement Would Cost $4 Billion

Vermont Seeks Input on Bus Links to Amtrak Station

TRANSIT

NTSB: DC Metro Knew of Potentially Dangerous Track Conditions More Than a Year Before July Derailment

Boston Leaders See New Use for Old Railroad Track

All Aboard Volvo's Very, Very Long Bus

AVIATION

Customs, Immigration Reopen at Hawaii's Kona Airport Allowing Japan Flights

SECURITY

DEA Paid 'Volunteers' to Search Luggage, Mail for Drug Evidence

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Artists, Activists Remember Traffic Victims, Hope to Change Policy

$1.3 Million Park Trail to Connect Bastrop, Texas Parks to Chestnut Street

OTHER

Fight Over 'Buy America' Provision Erupts in Congress

Galveston Cruise Terminal Continues to Expand as Passenger List Grows

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

USDOT Asks Autonomous Vehicle Test Sites to 'Prove It'

BTS Opens New Fellows Program in Geospatial and Library Science

#TranspoStory: Meet Lessie

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

A Performance-Based Highway Geometric Design Process

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December 02, 2016