September 23, 2021
  • 12:52 pm Infrastructure Bill Aligns With Key AASHTO Principles
  • 12:47 pm Seven Western State DOTs Win Regional Transportation Awards
  • 12:46 pm NTSB’s Homendy Touts ‘Safe System Approach’ for Roadways
  • 12:42 pm COVID-19 Recovery Funding Made Available by FTA
  • 12:39 pm Caltrans Helps Test Earthquake Detection System for Trains

Industry experts joined state department of transportation managers to discuss new workforce management strategies in a knowledge session hosted during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2021 virtual spring meeting. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF] “The last 18 months has given us new perspective on our workforce and what we want […]

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A panel of state department of transportation executives and managers, as well as a team leader from the Federal Highway Administration, recently shared their insights on infrastructure resilience via a peer exchange during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2021 virtual spring meeting. [Above photo by the Hawaii DOT] “We are seeing […]

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Creating new opportunities for advancement and on-the-job learning for both current and newly recruited employees, along with providing more work-life balance, are becoming key workforce strategies for state departments of transportation now and in the future. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] Furthermore, a panel discussion held during the 2021 virtual spring meeting of the […]

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Flexible yet stable long-term funding for infrastructure investment must exist in tandem with the ability to explain how such projects ultimately benefit their communities. [In above photo clockwise from top left corner: Shawn Wilson; Eileen Velez-Vega, Victoria Sheehan; Tim Gatz] Those were two of the key issues outlined by a panel discussion held May 11 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials on May 13 during AASHTO’s virtual spring meeting. [In photo above Tara McDaniel, COMTO’s CEO and interim president is at left, while Victoria Sheehan, AASHTO’s president, is at right.] The MOU is […]

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One of the knowledge sessions during the 2021 virtual spring meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials focused on the need for strategic infrastructure investments to ensure sustained access and mobility for people and goods during a crisis. [Above photo by the NYSDOT] Several state department of transportation executives provided some […]

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On May 23, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials passed a resolution at its 2019 spring meeting in Park City, UT, that recommended four specific revenue-generation solutions for ensuring the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Those suggestions are: an increase in the federal motor fuels tax that may include indexing the […]

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Trying to make transportation systems safer and more reliable is going to entail deploying new strategies and new technologies, according to a panel discussion held at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 spring meeting in Park City, UT. Tony Kratofil (in photo above at podium), chief operating officer and chief engineer […]

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Nicole Nason, fresh from her recent confirmation as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, stressed in remarks at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 spring meeting in Park City, UT, that safety and workforce development will be among her critical priorities during her tenure at the agency. [Above photo by the […]

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A greater emphasis needs to be placed on safety by state departments of transportation, according to a panel discussion held at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 spring meeting in Park City, UT. Mike Tooley (above right, with Julie Lorenz at left), director of the Montana Department of Transportation, moderated the […]

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