March 8, 2021
  • 1:05 pm ASCE Report: U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Needs Investment
  • 12:59 pm Drop in VMT Coincides with Spike in Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Injuries
  • 12:56 pm House T&I Plans to Add Earmarks in Surface Reauthorization Legislation
  • 12:52 pm FAF Five-Year Benchmark Shows Spike in Freight Transportation
  • 12:49 pm Leveraging Policy, Funding to Improve Infrastructure Resiliency

From now until April 23, states can nominate up to three projects for the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards; a program that 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 across the country. To submit a nomination, click here. [Above photo […]

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George McAuley, a longtime veteran of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation who most recently served as the agency’s executive deputy secretary, passed away suddenly in February. [Above image via PennDOT.] McAuley had also chaired the steering committee of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Innovation Initiative, known as A.I.I., since March 2019. “George […]

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Matthew Yarnold (second from left in the photo above), assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University is the recipient of the 2021 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture. [Above photo by Eric James.] The Steel Bridge Task Force Oversight Council of the American Iron and Steel Institute, […]

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In the latest edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials “State DOT’s Best” video series, the California Department of Transportation – known as Caltrans – highlights its winter operations skills. California’s climate during the winter season can vary widely depending on latitude, elevation, and proximity to the coastline. This video demonstrates […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Humberto “Burt” Tasaico (seen above) to a two-year term as vice chair of the organization’s Transportation Policy Forum. Tasaico – the strategic initiatives and program support director for the North Carolina Department of Transportation – is a native of South America with undergraduate and […]

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The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) – a partnership of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Institute for Transportation Engineers, and ITS America, with support from the Federal Highway Administration – recently named the winners of its 2021 Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO Awards competition. NOCoE said in […]

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In this installment of the ‘On Time with Tymon’ video series, Jim Tymon – executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – provides a preview of the 2021 Washington Briefing, being held virtually February 23 through February 25. AASHTO’s annual Washington Briefing conference will focus on establishing partnerships with President […]

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In recognition of Black History Month, a new video from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highlights the considerable contributions made by African Americans to the U.S. transportation system through innovation and resiliency. Included in the video are the stories of Elbert R. Robinson, Garret A. Morgan, Granville T. Woods and Carmen […]

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A monthly webinar series sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will focus on drone usage for communications purposes. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] That webinar – to be held February 18 and hosted by AASHTO’s Committee on Transportation Communications, known as TransComm – features insights from two veteran drone pilots […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has officially opened the registration portal for the group’s annual Washington Briefing meeting – held virtually in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. AASHTO’s Washington Briefing serves as an opportunity for participants to hear from state departments of transportation leaders and industry executives on pressing […]

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