December 3, 2021
  • 6:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 8:59 am Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Outlines Implementation Priorities
  • 8:58 am AASHTO Prepping IIJA Framework for State DOTs
  • 8:43 am Video: 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Winners
  • 8:40 am USDOT, State DOTs Tout IIJA Investment Opportunities

The discovery of a major crack in the steel structure of the Interstate 40 highway bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Arkansas and Tennessee – known as the Hernando De Soto Bridge – sparked not only a months-long emergency repair effort but also a potentially major traffic congestion issues for both states. [Above photo by […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom (D) (seen above) recently unveiled a $100 billion state economic recovery plan, dubbed the California Comeback Plan, which includes an $11 billion outlay for transportation needs. [Above photo via the California Governor’s Office] “Every Californian has been impacted by this pandemic, and the sacrifices we’ve all made this past year have resulted […]

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The Women’s Transportation Seminar International recently awarded Omer Osman (seen above), secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Honorable Ray LaHood Award for his longtime efforts to promote diversity within the state agency. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] The WTS Greater Chicago chapter nominated Osman – a 31-year Illinois DOT employee who has led […]

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The Delaware Department of Transportation recently honored the Project SEARCH Class of 2021 with a “graduation parade” of vehicles that traveled to each student’s home to congratulate him or her on their success. This is the second year a parade was held in lieu of an in- person graduation ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently issued a new bridge publication: Guidelines for Maintaining Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints, First Edition. Available as a PDF download, this new publication provides bridge maintenance practitioners with detailed procedures for replacing, repairing, and maintaining Small Movement Expansion Joints – known as “SMEJs.” The guidelines […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is extending the registration deadline for two programs within a new leadership development series unveiled last year; programs revamped under a new contract with the University of Kansas signed in October 2020. AASHTO’s 2021 leadership development series includes three newly renamed leadership development institutes – the AASHTO […]

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AASHTOWare, a division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, is offering a webinar on May 25 at 1:00 pm EST to review implementation of “Empirical Bayes” methodology via its AASHTOWare Safety powered by Numetric software package. “Empirical Bayes methods” are procedures for statistical inference in which prior distribution is estimated from […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is seeking a new associate program manager for planning and data, who will support the administration and implementation of programs, projects and special assignments related to the committees on planning, performance-based management, plus data management and analysis. Job duties include the development and implementation of internal […]

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