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 annual National Work Zone Awareness Week outreach campaign – conducted April 17-21– involved state departments of transportation and other industry groups from across the country in a variety of public events aimed at reducing fatalities and injuries caused highway work zone crashes. [Above photo by Georgia DOT] At a national kickoff event for the […]

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In its latest projections, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said traffic fatalities declined slightly to 42,795 people in 2022 – a 0.3 percent drop compared to the 42,939 traffic fatalities reported for 2021. [Above photo by WSDOT] As a result, the estimated fatality rate decreased to 1.35 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled […]

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Former Rep. Elmer Greinert “Bud” Shuster (above) of Pennsylvania died on April 19 due to complications from a hip fracture he suffered in a fall in late March. He was 91 years old. [Above photo via Wikipedia] First elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, Shuster went on to become chairman of the House […]

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The Federal Highway Administration is seeking applications for $848 million worth of Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation or PROTECT grants. [Above image by the FHWA] This is the first round of funding from this particular discretionary grant program; funding aimed at making the country’s surface transportation system – including highways, public […]

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The American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices recently invited students nationwide to compete in the 2024 Traffic Control Device or TCD Student Challenge. [Above photo by ATSSA] The contest is open to high school, junior college, college and university students or teams of students with […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued a notice of funding opportunity for cities, towns, counties, tribal governments, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations or MPOs to apply directly for more than $1.17 billion in grants to help fund local roadway safety improvement projects. [Above photo by the USDOT] Those funds are from the “Safe Streets and […]

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As part of the state’s 2023 National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign, the New York Department of Transportation and New York State Thruway Authority jointly launched an “Automated Work Zone Speed Monitoring” pilot program that aims to slow down motorists traversing highway work zones. [Above photo by the New York Governor’s Office] The pilot program […]

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is preparing to give roadsides along state highways their first full cleanings of 2023 in what the agency said has become an annual “rite of spring” statewide. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] The agency said state workers and members of its Adopt-A-Highway program will pick up litter from along roadsides in […]

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Each year, awards sponsored by The Garden Club of North Carolina are given to the best-looking flower beds along highways in every region of the state – awards that recognize the efforts of North Carolina Department of Transportation staff who carry out the agency’s wildflower program, which for 37 years has enhanced the overall appearance and environmental […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to host the 2023 Transportation Innovation Conference May 2-3; an annual event that highlights the latest transportation systems, management ideas, and initiatives being deployed across the country. [Above photo by MassDOT] The agency said it established this conference in 2012 to assist a network of MassDOT professionals seek out […]

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