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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

  • Operation of Traffic Signals in Oversaturated Conditions, Volume 1 – Practitioner Guidance
    Link to TRB article
  • Operation of Traffic Signals in Oversaturated Conditions, Volume 2 – Final Report
    Link to TRB article

America's Transportation Awards

ATA Spotlight: California's San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

California Department of Transportation’s $6.3 billion San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge project completely replaced a nearly 80-year-old structure with a new, modern bridge featuring advanced earthquake response technology. The bridge is also built to accommodate future expansions in light rail, bus, and other modes of transportation.

Vote for this project or any of the other Top 10 for this year's People's Choice Award. Voting deadline October 24th.

AASHTO Centennial

AASHTO Centennial Sponsor Recognition Video

​The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), is celebrating its 100th year. Over the past century AASHTO and its member departments of transportation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have benefited from the strong partnerships forged in both the public and private sectors. No organization can accomplish great things alone. This video acknowledges the sponsors who are making AASHTO’s National Centennial Celebration possible.​

AASHTO Bookstore

AASHTO "Materials Book", 34th Edition

The 34th Edition of the Materials Book contains 403 materials specifications and test methods commonly used in the construction of highway facilities, including 63 revised and 7 new specifications and test methods. The specifications have been developed and maintained by transportation departments through participation in AASHTO's Subcommittee on Materials.

The book edition is organized in two volumes, Materials and Testing, and each volume is separated into two books. Also included is the single-volume AASHTO Provisional Standards, 2014 Edition, which includes an additional 66 provisional standards, including 8 updated and 13 new standards.

AVIATION

SECURITY

OTHER

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

  • Operation of Traffic Signals in Oversaturated Conditions, Volume 1 – Practitioner Guidance
    Link to TRB article
  • Operation of Traffic Signals in Oversaturated Conditions, Volume 2 – Final Report
    Link to TRB article

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operations
Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA
56654–56655 [2014–22588]
 

Drawbridge Operations
Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal), TX
56651–56654 [2014–22590]
 

Drawbridge Operations
Willamette River, Portland, OR
56655 [2014–22591]
 

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.
Buncombe County, NC
56848–56849 [2014–22626]
 

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Buy American Waivers
56850–56851 [2014–22552]
 

Importation Eligibility; Petitions
Nonconforming 2002 BMW Z3 Passenger Cars
56851–56852 [2014–22524]
 

Petitions for Inconsequential Noncompliance
Michelin North America, Inc.; Pilot Street Radial Replacement Motorcycle Tires
56852–56853 [2014–22525]
 

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
56854 [2014–22585]
 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Land Release Waivers
Hanover County Municipal Airport, Hanover, VA
56847 [2014–22602]
 

Meetings
Hazardous Materials Safety Program
56847 [2014–22603]
 

Noise Compatibility Program
Key West International Airport, Key West, FL; Request for Review
56847–56848 [2014–22600]
 

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives
The Boeing Company Airplanes
56682–56684 [2014–22622]
 

RULES

Amendment of Class D Airspace
Wichita, McConnell AFB, KS
56650–56651 [2014–22508]
 

MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Quarterly Readiness of Strategic Seaport Facilities Reporting
56849 [2014–22604]
 

RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
56832–56833 [2014–22307]
 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

RULES

Cessation of the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee
56663–56668 [2014–22617]
 

The AASHTO Daily Transportation Update is published electronically Monday through Friday and is a service of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. For further information or comments please contact Zach O'Connor, zoconnor@aashto.org, or the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update's editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@bwcommunications.net.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ernie Cochran at ecochran@aashto.org.

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