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

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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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the 7th edition of its “Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets” manual – commonly referred to as the “Green Book” – which is considered by many to be the pre-eminent industry guide to current highway and street design research and practices. AASHTO […]

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The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration are jointly hosting an hour-and-a-half Stormwater Community of Practice Web Forum on Oct. 18 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, eastern standard time. This webinar will explore best management practices or BMP operations for state departments of transportation regarding: stormwater asset management programs; […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials currently seeks to hire a program director for transportation finance at its Washington, D.C., headquarters Under the leadership of AASHTO’s policy director, the program director for transportation finance leads the management and operation of the organization’s BATIC Institute, which promotes effective financing and implementation of surface […]

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The BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence will host an hour-long webinar on Oct. 17 from 3 pm to 4 pm that will explore ways that state departments of transportation and tribal governments can collaborate together better on a range of transportation projects. The webinar will highlight successful examples of collaboration and leadership from […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the 7th edition of its “Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets” manual – commonly referred to as the “Green Book” – which is considered by many to be the pre-eminent industry guide to current highway and street design research and practices. AASHTO […]

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An innovative fix for a congestion-plagued interchange connecting people to some of Chicago’s most popular destinations and a bikeable/walkable greenway connecting neighborhoods (seen above) along Atlanta’s north side were the winning projects in the 2018 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Illinois Department of Transportation’s $135 million Interstate 55 and Lake Shore Drive Interchange project earned […]

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