June 24, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

In a speech following his election as the 2021-2022 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above at left with outgoing AASHTO president Victoria Sheehan) said transportation leaders must embrace a “new normal” that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI strategies into their organizations. “The gravity […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials presented several awards during its annual meeting in San Diego to Carlos Braceras (in middle of above photo) – 2018-2019 AASHTO President and Utah Department of Transportation executive director – former AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright, and seven other individuals, teams, and programs for outstanding achievement […]

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During the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in San Diego, key members called for participation in the organization’s NCHRP 20-24 committee to help map out strategies to address future mobility needs across America. “This is our moon shot opportunity,” explained Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above), AASHTO’s 2021-2022 president. […]

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A session held during the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials explored ways to make right-of-ways or ROWs maintained by state departments of transportation a source of opportunity instead of just an operational expense. [Above left to right: Shailen Bhatt, Toks Omishakin, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and Nicole Majeski] In […]

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A community-inspired multimodal improvement project that vastly improved safety and travel options in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a critical traffic interchange redesign and replacement project in Kansas City, Kansas, were selected as the top prize winners in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s $101.6 million Reconstruction of Salem Parkway […]

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Selma Hepp (seen above) – executive of research and insights and deputy chief economist for housing market data provider CoreLogic – recently explained how shifts in the housing market in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic could impact transportation planning in the near future. Speaking at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual […]

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Several state department of transportation executives recently shared insights into how their agencies are advancing equity through infrastructure projects during a knowledge session at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting in San Diego. “I think we as leaders have to strive for a diverse workforce and get diverse opinions. When […]

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Due to several “true-ups” – the reconciling or matching two and more than two accounts’ balances – paid into the Highway Trust Fund by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the HTF should be solvent well into 2022, according to a Federal Highway Administration presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials […]

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Since supply chains serve as the “lifeblood” of America, state departments of transportation are being called upon to expand their role in improving freight connectivity across the country. “One of the things we always talked about in the military is that while you can never win a war with logistics, you can certainly lose a […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Active Transportation is planning to implement a “research roadmap” finalized in July to “prioritize and categorize” state DOT pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure investments in the near future. [Council Chair Toks Omishakin, director of the California Department of Transportation, is second from left in above […]

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