December 19, 2018
  • 2:34 pm Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress
  • 2:22 pm Interstate System Report Calls for More Funding, Tolling, VMT Fees, and Cybersecurity
  • 2:15 pm In Memoriam: President George H. W. Bush, ISTEA, and Transportation
  • 1:56 pm Growth Projected for Transportation Projects, but Costs a Challenge
  • 1:35 pm FAA Reshuffles Executives, Plans Drone Identification Rulemaking in Spring 2019
  • 1:28 pm Predictive Technology Helps Reduce Crashes on I-15 Corridor in Las Vegas
  • 1:14 pm Video Report: MoDOT Produces Multi-Lingual Safety Message
  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 12:01 pm ‘WOTUS’ Redefinition Could Reduce Regulatory Burden for Transportation Projects
  • 11:54 am EPA Issues ‘Conformity Guidance’ in Air Quality Court Decision
  • 11:48 am USDOT Officially Awards BUILD Grant Money to 91 Projects
  • 11:44 am House Hearing Debates Potential of 21st Century Fuels Act
  • 11:38 am USDOT OIG Report Highlights FAA Cybersecurity Issues

The Arizona Department of Transportation recently won two awards from the National Operations Center of Excellence; one for a series of lane adjustments and new signs that dramatically reduced minor rear-end crashes on westbound U.S. 60, known as Superstition Freeway, and another for a system being pilot tested on 15 miles of Interstate 17 outside […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council or TC3 is offering two new online training programs for free through December of this year. [Above photo by VDOT.] The first is the group’s “Construction Inspection of Structures” series provides the fundamental techniques for state DOT personnel responsible for inspecting foundations, substructures, and […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials just released a new, fourth edition of the S2.1-2018 Steel Bridge Fabrication Guide Specification – an AASHTO-National Steel Bridge Alliance Collaboration publication – that gathers together in one place recent updates to the group’s Load Resistance and Factor Design or LRFD bridge/construction specifications. [Above photo by […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Systems technical services program is offering five webinars this December that focus on several key “resiliency” topics, from how to make highways and bridges more earthquake resistant to improve the cybersecurity defenses of state DOT information technology systems. [Above Photo by the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal opportunity employer, is currently seeking to hire an administrative coordinator for engineering, a position located in its Washington, D.C., headquarters. AASHTO said the administrative coordinator would entail a wide range of duties that includes providing support to its division of engineering and technical services […]

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For 11 straight years, the America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Socrata (now owned by Tyler Technologies), AAA and the US Chamber of Commerce has showcased the very best transportation projects in nation. This video highlights the 2018 competition which attracted 79 project nominations from 35 […]

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An annual social media survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finds that practice of using social media among state departments of transportation is “not only routine” but is now considered in many ways a “key factor” in public engagement. [Above photo by the Dept. of Defense.] However, the 2018 […]

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Chris Young, workforce development director for the Texas Department of Transportation, began a two-year term as vice chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council or TC3 on Oct. 23; a term that will officially wrap up at the end of the 2021 TC3 Annual Meeting. TC3, launched […]

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Two new publications and a publication update are now available from the new online AASHTO Store. The first is the LRFD Guide Specifications for Accelerated Bridge Construction, 1st edition. Many state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are actively promoting accelerated bridge construction or ABC to reduce traffic impacts, onsite construction time, environmental […]

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The BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence is hosting an hour-long webinar on Oct. 17 from 3 pm to 4 pm that explores ways that state departments of transportation and tribal governments can collaborate together better on a range of transportation projects. One of the new avenues for such “collaboration” derives from Section 202 […]

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