May 18, 2021
  • 1:47 pm Treasury Offers Transportation Spending Guidance for ARP Funds
  • 1:43 pm State DOT CEOs Talk Transportation Equity at Hearing
  • 1:42 pm AASHTO Urges FHWA to Move Forward with MUTCD Revision
  • 1:37 pm FAA Issues Nearly $900M in Airport Improvement Program Grants
  • 1:26 pm State DOT Panel Examines Workforce Recruitment, Retention Issues

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors approved forming a new Transportation Performance Management or TPM technical service program during its 2021 virtual spring meeting. The new technical service program will provide an “umbrella program” of products and services to help state departments of transportation implement robust TPM programs within […]

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For the second year in a row, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials hosted the “Virtual Bridge Showcase” to celebrate the hard work of the students participating in the organization’s Transportation and Civil Engineering or TRAC program. The TRAC program provides students in grades seven through 12 the opportunity to get involved […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials named a new chair and vice chair for Steering Committee for the AASHTO Innovation Initiative – known as A.I.I. – and appointed a new member of its Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering, known as USRN. AASHTO appointed Shante Hastings, deputy secretary and chief engineer for […]

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Registration closes May 21 for one of two programs within its new leadership development series unveiled by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials last year; programs revamped under a new contract with the University of Kansas signed in October 2020. AASHTO’s 2021 leadership development series includes three newly renamed leadership development institutes […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released its “Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation” Final Report 2021,” which provides a snapshot of state-by-state investment in public transportation from federal, state, and local funding sources. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.] Based on fiscal year 2019 data, the report […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Patrick McKenna (seen above at podium, with Missouri Governor Mike Parsons in background), executive director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, to serve a two-year term as chair of the organization’s Committee on Safety. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] McKenna also served as […]

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The third webinar in the “Changing the TIDE in Transportation” series – with “TIDE” standing for “Transparency, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity” – will take place April 28 and will discuss how to create a “supportive environment” within the transportation research community. Register for that webinar by clicking here. The Council of University Transportation Centers hosts […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened the registration portal for 2021 spring meeting, which will be held virtually May 10-14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To register for this meeting, click here. The agenda for AASHTO’s 2021 virtual spring meeting will cover a wide array of transportation and infrastructure […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened registration for two programs within its brand new leadership development series, revamped under a new contract with the University of Kansas signed in October 2020. AASHTO’s 2021 leadership development series includes three newly renamed leadership development institutes – the AASHTO Management Institute (AMI), the […]

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The April 23 nomination deadline for the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards is fast approaching. [Above photo of 2020 Grand Prize Winner WSDOT. Photo by WSDOT.] This yearly competition helps showcase why transportation infrastructure – and why properly funding it – is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving the quality of life for communities […]

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