August 17, 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
  • 12:26 pm Survey Finds Consumers “Lack Confidence” in Autonomous & All-Electric Vehicles
  • 12:22 pm AASHTO President: “Transportation Represents Freedom”
  • 12:19 pm Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies
  • 12:13 pm IIHS Study: Street-Level Protected Bike Lanes Need Improvements
  • 12:08 pm FRA Unveils NOFO for $244M in FY 2019 CRISI Grants

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials just released the second of three 2019 updates for its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing and AASHTO Provisional Standards reference compendium – a publication typically referred to as the “Materials Standards” guide. [Above photo by the Washington State DOT.] The […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Multistate Transit Technical Assistance Program has elected four new members to its steering committee, each of whom will serve a three-year term starting on July 1. They are: Brodie Ayers, transit project coordination unit manager for the division of transit and rail at the Colorado Department […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is re-opening recruitment for two positions in its Washington, D.C., headquarters office. The first job opening is for Web/Database Administrative Coordinator; a grade 7 position within the organization’s engineering team. This position provides program support in updating and managing information in databases, spreadsheets, and on websites […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has issued its annual job classifications and salary information survey for state transportation departments. Developed by AASHTO’s Committee on Human Resources, the survey is viewed as a “tool” intended for human resource administrators and others whose work involves studying and analyzing job classifications, writing job descriptions, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed James Trogdon III (seen above) – secretary of North Carolina Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as chair of the Council on Rail Transportation. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] Trogdon, appointed secretary of the North Carolina DOT in January 2017, is a […]

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Scot Becker (seen above) – director of the bureau of structures for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – has been appointed to serve a two-year term as vice chair for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Bridges and Structures. A 25-year Wisconsin DOT veteran, Becker oversees program, policy, design, maintenance, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Kevin Dayton (seen above) – chief engineer and assistant secretary for regional and mega programs for the Washington State Department of Transportation – to a one-year term on the Special Committee on AASHTOWare, also known as SCOA. AASHTOWare is a suite of software products […]

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The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program or NTPEP is a public-private partnership that provides single-source testing of common products used by state departments of transportation in part to prevent duplication of efforts among those agencies, saving time and money. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, NTPEP also encompasses auditing and on-site inspection of factories manufacturing products commonly […]

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At the spring meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Park City, UT, the Special Committee on U.S Route Numbering and the Council on Highways and Streets approved the addition and realignment of several bike routes to the U.S. Bicycle Route System or USBRS. [Above photo via the Department of […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently issued the second edition of its “Guidelines for Geometric Design of Low-Volume Roads,” available from the AASHTO Store by clicking here. First published in 2001, AASHTO’s guidelines aim to help highway engineers select appropriate geometric designs for local and collector roads with low daily traffic […]

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