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  • Amtrak Blue Water Service, Sponsored by Michigan DOT, Celebrates 40th Anniversary
    Link to news release

TRANSIT

AVIATION

  • FAA Reviewing Air Traffic Control Contingency Plans, Security Following Chicago Aviation Snarl
    Link to AP article

SECURITY

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

America's Transportation Awards

Mathews Bridge Impact & Emergency Repair Project

Florida DOT’s $3.8 million Mathews Bridge Impact and Emergency Repair Project required a fast and efficient fix for a major Jacksonville crossing that was struck by a naval ship. The bridge reopened for traffic 12 days ahead of schedule and only 33 days after the collision.

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 LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, Customary U.S. Units, 7th Edition

The AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications are intended for use in the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of bridges, and are mandated by the Federal Highway Administration for use on all bridges using federal funding. These Specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology using factors developing from current statistical knowledge of loads and structural performance.


This new edition includes clearer direction on seismic isolation design, as well as a number of major updates and revisions to the following sections: Section 3, Loads; Section 4, Structural Analysis; Section 5, Concrete; Section 6, Steel; Section 10, Foundations; Section 11, Abutments; and Section 12, Buried Structures.

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
58793–58794 [2014–23296]
 

RULES

Drawbridge Operations
Trent River, New Bern, NC; Deviation
58681–58682 [2014–23291]
 

Navigation and Navigable Waters
Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
58681 [2014–23251]
 

Personal Flotation Devices Labeling and Standards; Corrections
58693 [2014–23187]
 

FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications
Vision
58856–58860 [2014–23238]
 

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc
West Lake Corridor Project; Lake County, IN and Cook County, IL
58861–58863 [2014–23248]
 

RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

NOTICES

Privacy Act; Systems of Records
58874–58911 [2014–22718]
 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58855 [2014–23141]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58849–58850 [2014–23147]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58851 [2014–23148]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58851 [2014–23148]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58853–58854 [2014–23149]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58851–58852 [2014–23150]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58848 [2014–23151]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58852 [2014–23152]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58853 [2014–23154]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58854 [2014–23155]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58848–58849 [2014–23156]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58854–58855 [2014–23157]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58850–58851 [2014–23158]
 

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries
58852–58853 [2014–23159]
 

Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
58855–58856 [2014–23252]
 

RULES

Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations; Clarification
58672–58674 [2014–23250]
 

FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petitions for Waivers of Compliance
58860–58861 [2014–23202]
 

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

NOTICES

Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Member Appointments
58810–58811 [2014–23142]
 

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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