December 2, 2020
  • 12:50 pm FCC Opens 5.9 GHz Spectrum to Non-Transportation Use
  • 12:43 pm FHWA Issues ER Funds for Brent Spence Bridge Repairs
  • 12:38 pm Sheehan: ‘Transportation Provides Access to Opportunity for all’
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Passes Resolution Addressing Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 12:36 pm Incorporating Civil Rights Principles into State DOT Operations
 

Re-emphasizing the value of transportation investments to American society will be a key emphasis are for Victoria Sheehan (seen above), recently elected to be 2020-2021 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Yet that process also requires, in her words, the need to “listen to the other side, and in some […]

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On November 13, the board of directors for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials unanimously passed a resolution pledging to address issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The organization also agreed to address those efforts within the transportation industry with “humility, introspection, and respect, being mindful of the importance of […]

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Engineering firm HDR hosted a knowledge session at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting that examined how several state department of transportation executives are incorporating the “fundamental pillars” of civil rights – equity, diversity, and inclusion – more deeply into their operations. “Our work impacts virtually everybody every day,” explained […]

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As expectations for automated vehicles or AVs are becoming more realistic in terms of technical challenges, capabilities, and deployment horizons, state departments of transportation are stepping up their involvement to test and prepare AVs for broad deployment on U.S. roads. A knowledge session hosted by CDM Smith during the 2020 annual meeting of the American […]

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The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Victoria Sheehan (above at left), commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, to serve as its 2020-2021 president on November 13 during its annual meeting: only the second woman to serve as AASHTO president in the association’s 106-year history. […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recognized multiple individuals for their contributions to the transportation industry during its annual meeting November 9-13. AASHTO recognized Dr. Eric Kalivoda (seen above), deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, with its Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award for his tireless advocacy for statewide […]

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Projects overseen by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Georgia Department of Transportation took home top honors at the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards. Those national winners each receive $10,000 cash awards donated to a charity or scholarship of their choosing. The winners – announced during the 2020 annual meeting of the American Association […]

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The board of directors for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials formally adopted a new five-year strategic plan for the organization on November 13 during the group’s annual meeting. The plan reinforces AASHTO’s vision to provide improved quality of life through leadership in transportation, along with its mission to support state departments […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provided an overview of the potential post-election shifts in national transportation policies and priorities during its 2020 annual meeting. During the organization’s Transportation Policy Forum virtual summit on November 12, Jim Tymon (seen above) – AASHTO’s executive director – explained that though several elections for seats […]

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The main speakers on the first day of the 2020 annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials re-emphasized the importance of the nation’s transportation system to the everyday lives of all Americans – especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The importance of our transportation system has been demonstrated […]

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