September 26, 2020
  • 12:12 pm House’s Continuing Resolution Would Extend FAST Act
  • 12:11 pm The Transportation Law Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 12:05 pm ASCE: Nation’s Surface Transportation Faces $5T Investment Gap
  • 11:56 am House Hearing Examines Reauthorization of USDOT’s DBE Program
  • 11:47 am FHWA Supporting Seven Innovations Via EDC Program
 

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Communications – known as TransComm – announced the winners of its yearly skills awards competition during its virtual annual meeting on August 25. TransComm’s skills award competition – which for more than 35 years has recognized the best communications and marketing work by state […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will facilitate a two-hour informational webinar on August 27 to educate state department of transportation specialists about the First Responder Network Authority or FirstNet – a system created by the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act to improve communication system interoperability between public-safety groups across […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Special Committee on Research and Innovation recently saluted the winners of its “Sweet 16” awards, which recognizes state DOTs’ high value research or HVR projects implemented in their state within the last fiscal year. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD.] AASHTO’s Research Advisory Committee selected four […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released Culvert and Storm Drain System Inspection Guide, 1st Edition to provide inspectors with guidelines for routine condition assessment of culverts and/or storm drains, along with a reliable and reproducible method to rate the condition of all system components. That component-based rating system will enable […]

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The University of Michigan won the 2020 Transportation Technology Tournament on August 4 for an innovative solution to curb space management for multi-modal transportation in Ann Arbor, MI. It’s the second consecutive time the school won this yearly competition. The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) along with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Intelligent Transportation […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released the third and final 2020 update to its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, 40th Edition, commonly referred to as the “Materials Standards” guide. The organization noted that its final 2020 update to its Materials Standards guide includes eight new […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is making two key 2020 management courses – one to be held in September and the other in October – virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AASHTO National Transportation Management Conference – which focuses on helping state DOT managers develop supervisory skills and leadership abilities […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released its new Design and Traffic Publications catalog – one of a series of approximately 15 “mini” publications catalogs, each representing various publication categories and specialized topics. The Design and Traffic Publications catalog features AASHTO compendiums related to highway and street design, transit facilities, traffic […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shawn Smith, senior project manager with the Maine Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as the vice chair for its Committee on Construction. A 30-year veteran of the Maine DOT, Smith’s career experience spans highway reconstruction, pavement preservation, and bridge repair activity to […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shante Hastings (seen above), chief engineer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as vice chair of the Steering Committee for the AASHTO Innovation Initiative, known as A.I.I. Formerly called the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, A.I.I. aims to accelerate the adoption […]

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