July 15, 2020
  • 9:19 am Caltrans Announces Statewide Plan to Increase Walking, Bicycling
  • 12:28 pm Tennessee DOT Celebrates Completion of I-440 Project
  • 12:27 pm New Iowa Highway Safety Campaign Focuses on Moms, Moms-to-Be
  • 12:25 pm SCDOT Enhances 511 Traveler Information System
  • 12:23 pm New Guardrail Repair Strategy Generates Savings for Georgia DOT
 

The Oregon Department of Transportation released its 2018 Traffic Performance Report for the Portland area on March 4, which indicates that hours of congestion are up 13 percent since 2015, with the daily cost of congestion in Portland now stands at $2 million. [Above photo by Oregon DOT.] The agency said in its report that Portland’s […]

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews started engaging in an annual effort at the beginning of March to control the spread of invasive plant species that can damage transportation infrastructure as well as interfere with motorist “line-of-sight.” The agency said in a March 4 statement that its crews are targeting a variety of different invasive plants […]

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State department of transportation executives Roger Millar, Laurie Berman, and David Bernhardt (left to right in photo above) were all recently appointed to two-year terms to chair key committees and councils for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, will chair AASHTO’s Council on […]

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The AASHTOWare Project Task Force has officially kicked off a development project to expand the initial functionality of its AASHTOWare Project Data Analytics software. This effort is part of a process AASHTOWare – a software suite offered through an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials technical service program – began back in June […]

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Making infrastructure construction more productive by cutting “red tape” at the federal level remains one of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s overarching goals, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. During the keynote address at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing on Feb. 27, Chao referenced a 2017 McKinsey study […]

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A vehicle miles traveled or VMT fee, wider use of tolling, and a hike in the federal fuel tax were some of the many transportation funding options four key Congressional leaders discussed at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing, held annually in the nation’s capital at the Washington Court […]

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Centralizing project permit processing, preparing for autonomous vehicles, increasing freight throughput between modes, and replacing the nation’s aging bus fleets are just some of the many challenges ahead for the nation’s transportation system. In a roundtable discussion held at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing on Feb. 28, seven […]

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There is an infrastructure problem, if not a crisis, in the United States, but public opinion may not yet be in a position to back funding measures to solve it. That was the message Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, shared at the American Association of State […]

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Revitalizing transportation infrastructure in the United States will require a “united” effort on the part of both government and the general public – with eyes wide open about the costs associated with such a massive revitalization effort. That’s the view of several key transportation association executives, expressed during a roundtable session at the American Association […]

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An information hearing held by the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 26 examined how changes to infrastructure policy could help the U.S. transportation system “mitigate and adapt to climate change.” [Above photo via House T&I Committee.] Committee Vice Chair Salud Carbajal, R-Calif., led the four-hour hearing and presented prepared remarks on […]

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