June 8, 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 U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $1.14 billion over five years to Puerto Rico and four U.S. territories – American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands – to repair and rebuild roads and bridges. [Above: Replacement of a bridge in Puerto Rico. Photo by U.S. Bridge.] That funding […]

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The California legislature has confirmed the appointment of Toks Omishakin (seen above at left) as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency or CalSTA on February 28, following his appointment to that position by Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on February 7. [Above photo by the California Governor’s Office] Omishakin has served as director of the […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is providing more than 1,000 tons of damaged concrete pipe to help the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries shore up two artificial reefs. [Above photo by NCDOT] NCDOT sent those discarded culverts – which accumulated over the past several years as the result of an aggressive pipe replacement […]

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation is helping fund a range of autonomous systems research aimed at helping the agency develop and maintain the state’s transportation system. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] The University of North Dakota or UND will lead the Transportation Technology Research Initiative in conjunction with the North Dakota DOT, […]

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The fiscal year 2023 state budget proposed by Governor Michael Dunleavy (R) contains maintenance funding for the Dick Nash Memorial ice road that will help tribal transportation departments maintain the frozen Kuskokwim for travel in the 2022/2023 winter season. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF] By contrast, in 2021, contributions from community stakeholders covered half […]

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Approximately 29 bridge projects across Kansas will receive more than $5 million as part of the Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program or KLBIP. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] “My administration remains committed to improving the overall transportation system in our state – and that includes bridges in need of long-overdue repairs,” noted Governor Laura […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is providing nearly $15 million in grants and loans to support five freight rail projects statewide – projects worth an estimated $24.4 million, the agency said. [Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT] Those projects will enhance safety by replacing timber bridges, improving crossings, and allowing emergency vehicle access, the Wisconsin […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Sue Gander (seen above) – director of the electric school bus initiative for the World Resources Institute or WRI – talks about how funds from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed or IIJA into law in November 2021 can help […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Center for Environmental Excellence will host a virtual peer exchange discussing alternative project delivery and the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA process on March 8 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm eastern. That exchange will feature representatives from Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Utah sharing their experiences […]

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The fifth Technical Exchange hosted by AASHTO re:source will take place March 28-31 in Minneapolis. [Above photo by AASHTO re:source] AASHTO re:source is part of the engineering and technical services division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. It provides services and tools through three major programs: the Laboratory Assessment Program, the […]

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