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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

  • Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Letter Report: January 2015
    Link to TRB article
  • Committee on Implementing the Research Results of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Letter Report: January 20, 2015
    Link to TRB article

Transportation TV

TRB Coverage on TTV: State CEOs’ Concerns on Trust Fund, Sec. Foxx and More

AASHTO's Transportation TV will be featuring some highlights from exclusive video it obtained at the Transportation Research Board's Jan. 11-15 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. That event, which attracted more than 12,000 attendees, included often-packed sessions to hear state transportation department CEO panels probe important issues facing the industry.

America's Transportation Awards

CEO’s at California and Florida DOTs React to Winning the Prestigious America’s Transportation Award Competition

​The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People Choice awards in the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A record 73 transportation projects from 36 states and the District of Columbia were nominated in the 7th annual competition.

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.

AASHTO Bookstore

2014 Supplement to the Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition

The Highway Safety Manual, 1st edition, was developed to provide highway professionals with analytical tools to enhance the consideration of safety in the highway development process.

Like the Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition, the 2014 Supplement is designed for use by highway professionals and safety practitioners, including planners, designers, safety engineers, traffic operations engineers, and project managers, involved in all phases of highway project development—planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.

SECURITY

OTHER

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

  • Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Letter Report: January 2015
    Link to TRB article
  • Committee on Implementing the Research Results of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Letter Report: January 20, 2015
    Link to TRB article

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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.

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