June 6, 2023
  • 10:49 am New Home on the Web for the AASHTO Journal
  • 12:07 pm Buttigieg Defends USDOT FY 2024 Budget at Hearing
  • 12:01 pm AASHTO Offers Robust Program for 2023 Spring Meeting
  • 11:58 am Will ‘Happiness’ Be the Next Key Transportation Metric?
  • 11:54 am FTA Plans to Beef up Transit Worker Protections

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation are working together to hire a “single program administrator” to oversee an effort to replace the aging I-5 highway bridge spanning the Columbia River; part of bi-state effort launched in November 2019. “We need to do everything possible to set this program up for […]

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The District Department of Transportation and its six partner jurisdictions said that electrically-powered bicycles or “e-bikes” will be returning to the Capital Bikeshare system this spring with a new mobile application that will include a hybrid locking technology. [Above photo by DDOT.] Capital Bikeshare – launched in September 2010 – provides more than 4,500 bikes […]

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The California Department of Transportation is experimenting with goats as part of a pilot project that aims to control weeds within a 20-acre site adjacent to Highway 1 just north of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Instead of relying on herbicides, Caltrans is taking what it calls a “more sustainable approach” to revitalizing the native coastal […]

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Scott Bennett (above at left), director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation for the last nine years, is retiring from the agency effective March 20. He’ll be replaced by Lorie Harris Tudor (above at right), who will become the agency’s first female director. “I’ve had a great career at ARDOT, and I’ve been fortunate to […]

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Governor Kim Reynolds (D) appointed Scott Marler to serve as director at the Iowa Department of Transportation on February 17. Stuart Anderson, who has served as interim director since January 10 following the resignation of Iowa DOT Director Mark Lowe in late 2019, is returning to his role as director of the agency’s planning, programming, and […]

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation released a comprehensive Metro Area Travel Improvement Study (MTIS) on February 13 that provides a “planning road map” for improvements to the freeway system in the Omaha metro area over the next 20 to 30 years. “The development Nebraska has experienced over the last 10 years is a testament to […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation issued $120.8 million worth of federal transportation funding on February 12 to 52 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to support local road, bridge, and sidewalk projects. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] The money comes from the state’s Next Levels Roads program – implemented by the […]

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According to finalized data released by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol on February 19, a total of 100 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota in 2019 – the lowest number of motor vehicle crash fatalities in 15 years, the organizations said. [Above photo […]

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The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with Dallas Cowboy linebacker and former Boise State football standout Leighton Vander Esch in a safety campaign to promote greater seat belt use across the state. The new “Rules to LVE By” campaign – launched on February 20 – focuses on the importance of wearing a seat belt at […]

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Governor Laura Kelly (D) (seen above) and Julie Lorenz, secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, unveiled a new transportation program called FORWARD on February 12; a program designed, in part, to be “flexible, responsive, and rolling” so major transportation projects are selected every two years instead of once a decade. [Above photo by Kansas […]

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