January 22, 2021
  • 12:03 pm Infrastructure Investment Key to Economic Recovery, Groups Say
  • 12:00 pm GHSA Finds Uptick in Traffic Fatality Rate ‘Troubling’
  • 11:56 am AASHTO Expresses Concern over FCC’s 4.9 GHz Plan
  • 11:54 am State DOT Reports Highlight Importance of Airport Investment
  • 11:49 am USDOT Issues Highway/Rail Crossing Safety Grants
 

Outgoing Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed an executive order on July 17 to conduct a “comprehensive assessment” of the state’s electronic tolling plan to ensure that out-of-state drivers “contribute their fair share” to the operation and maintenance of Connecticut’s highways and to also see if reducing gasoline taxes is a possibility. “During this past legislative session, […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is the latest state DOT to join a national effort aimed at eliminating human trafficking in the United States. As one of signatories to the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge – an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation that involves more than 200 transportation and travel industry stakeholders […]

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A six-year study of hot mix asphalt preventive maintenance techniques conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation indicates that a range of “treatments” can effectively extend pavement life, using a combination of crack sealing, chip sealing and dig outs can extend pavement life for five years or more. The 115-page study aimed to determine […]

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The California Air Resources Board released an “inventory report” report on July 11 on greenhouse gas or GHG emissions in California and while CARB said GHG emissions in 2016 (the latest available year for data) dropped below 1990 levels for the first time in 14 years – “an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million […]

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Crossings on the three tolled bridges connecting Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana reached new highs in the second quarter, according to data tracked by the RiverLink toll collection agency. There were 8.4 million total crossings on the bridges in April, May, and June, of this year, the firm said, marking the first time quarterly crossings […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) began accepting applications for several Fiscal Year 2019 State Aid programs on July 26, with applications being accepted from local municipalities though Oct. 8 this year for four main programs. First, the state’s $151 million Municipal Aid program is aimed at supporting walking and biking, with NJDOT’s goal […]

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Online voting is now underway to decide the People’s Choice Award winner in the annual Faces of Transportation photography and video contest sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. One of 96 photographic images will be voted the People’s Choice Award winner and a panel of judges will select the winner […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently appointed Dallas Hammit and Amy Tootle as the chair and vice chair, respectively, for the group’s committee on construction, which ensures that AASHTO’s guide to specifications for construction is kept up-to-date with the latest “best practices” gathered from its state DOT members. Hammit currently serves […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal opportunity employer, is currently seeking to hire a finance specialist to support internal office administration at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. AASHTO said the finance specialist would perform a wide range of duties, from assisting its accounting team with running monthly financial reports and processing […]

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Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation, sees many challenges ahead for state DOTs – especially as pressure on existing capacity keeps rising while the funding required to keep the state’s transportation network ship-shape continues to shrink. “We like to talk about traffic congestion as an issue, but it is actually a symptom […]

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