December 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 California Department of Transportation recently approved the use of low-carbon cement to help reduce the carbon footprint of the state’s transportation system. [Above photo by Caltrans] Known formally as Portland Limestone Cement or PLC, low-carbon cement is a blended product containing higher limestone content. Using more limestone creates less “clinker,” the basic component in […]

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, and three national wireless companies have jointly developed a new non-emergency communication tool to connect motorists and the nearest Arkansas State Police troop headquarters. [Above photo via the Arkansas DOT] “This project has proven to be a collaborative effort by many, all working together, […]

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Now through summer, the Nevada Department of Transportation will be closing stretches of U.S. 50 between State Route 341 and Chaves Road in Dayton, NV, as it installs of livestock fencing to reduce vehicle-horse collisions. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT] The agency said in a statement that it is installing the four-foot high livestock […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is collaborating with technology provider one.network to translate NCDOT’s work zone information into Work Zone Data Exchange standard, which sets a standard way of sharing work zone data to third party mobile device applications. [Above photo by NCDOT] NCDOT noted that the Federal Highway Administration approved this new data exchange standard […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened 2022 registration for its leadership development series, revamped under a new contract with the University of Kansas signed in October 2020. AASHTO’s 2022 leadership development series includes three newly renamed leadership development institutes – the AASHTO Management Institute (AMI), the AASHTO Leadership Institute (ALI) and […]

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Equity became the focal point of a roundtable discussion held January 11 during the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 annual meeting in Washington D.C. [Above photo by AASHTO.] Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. (seen above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and 2021-2022 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has promoted Susan Howard (seen above) to be the organization’s new director of policy and government relations. She starts in her new role on February 14, reporting to Joung Lee, AASHTO’s deputy director-chief policy officer. Howard – who joined AASHTO in 2018 – previously served as […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed two new vice chairs to its Committee on Maintenance or COM. AASHTO’s COM develops, maintains, and disseminates appropriate information through guidelines, manuals, specifications, and other resources, to address the maintenance, preservation, and operation of all classes of highways and categories of assets that are […]

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