April 18, 2019
  • 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
  • 1:04 pm House Subcommittee Targets Design Changes to Improve Roadway Safety
  • 1:00 pm Work Zone Safety Touted at Kickoff Event in Nation’s Capital
  • 12:58 pm Sec. Chao Reiterates Transportation Budget Priorities in House Testimony
  • 12:53 pm House Subcommittee Hearing Seeks to Stem ‘Misuse’ of Harbor Maintenance Taxes
  • 12:47 pm Proposed Legislation Seeks to Extend Tax Credits for Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Tim Henkel (above right), assistant commissioner-modal planning and program manager at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, as chair of its Committee on Performance-Based Management. The group also named John Milton (above left), director of enterprise and risk management at the Washington State Department of […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released the second edition of its Manual for Bridge Element Inspection reference guide on March 25. [Above photo by the Virginia Department of Transportation.] This edition replaces two current AASHTO publications: The first edition of the MBEI, published in 2013, along with its 2015 Interim Revisions. […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Paul Ajegba, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as chair of the Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control, known as CRUO. [Above photo by Michigan DOT.] This committee is tasked with reviewing and recommends changes […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials welcomed three new fellows to its engineering department at the group’s Washington D.C. headquarters. The three will each spend a year working on a variety of highway engineering, environmental, and policy issues for AASHTO. Marlon Spinks is a 17-year veteran of the Michigan DOT. He loves […]

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There are two weeks left for state departments of transportation to submit nominations for the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards. States may nominate up to three projects in the competition in the categories of: Operations Excellence, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development. States looking to complete a nomination form may do […]

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Michael Tooley (seen above), director of the Montana Department of Transportation, has been appointed to serve a two-year term as chairman of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Safety. Tooley has served as Montana DOT’s director for nearly six and a half years. Prior to his tenure at the agency, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Human Resources is hosting a free workforce development webinar on March 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. eastern standard time. To register for this webinar, click here. [Above photo by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.] The webinar’s speaker – Amanda Holland, management director at […]

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More than 200 people attended the third annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials re:source Technical Exchange event March 11-14 in Savannah, GA, which encompassed 25 unique sessions on everything from asphalt mixtures and laboratory safety to a panel discussion on the benefits of having more women represented in the engineering and construction […]

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The BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence will host a one-hour free webinar later this month to provide insight into Road Usage Charge or RUC programs – also referred to as vehicle miles traveled or VMT and mileage-based user fee or MBUF systems. [Above photo by Oregon DOT.] This webinar – which will take […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Research Advisory Committee Work Group has compiled a series of “how to” white papers to help state DOTs tailor National Cooperative Highway Research Program research “needs statements” more effectively. [Above photo by Jeminus.] The RAC said its series includes white papers on a variety of research […]

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