December 3, 2021
  • 12:44 pm Governors, State DOT CEOs Talk Infrastructure at Summit
  • 12:41 pm Federal Modal Leaders Detail IIJA Priorities at Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Comments on CEQ’s Proposed NEPA Changes
  • 12:34 pm Congress Passes CR to Fund Federal Government

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above at left) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – as its 2021-2022 president during the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Wilson is the first African-American president in the association’s […]

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Jim Tymon (seen above) – executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – stressed the critical importance of passing long-term surface transportation reauthorization during a television interview with C-Span’s Washington Journal on November 2. “States and localities have stepped up and increased funding for transportation infrastructure over the last several […]

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In a speech following his election as the 2021-2022 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above at left with outgoing AASHTO president Victoria Sheehan) said transportation leaders must embrace a “new normal” that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI strategies into their organizations. “The gravity […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials presented several awards during its annual meeting in San Diego to Carlos Braceras (in middle of above photo) – 2018-2019 AASHTO President and Utah Department of Transportation executive director – former AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright, and seven other individuals, teams, and programs for outstanding achievement […]

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During the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in San Diego, key members called for participation in the organization’s NCHRP 20-24 committee to help map out strategies to address future mobility needs across America. “This is our moon shot opportunity,” explained Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above), AASHTO’s 2021-2022 president. […]

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A session held during the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials explored ways to make right-of-ways or ROWs maintained by state departments of transportation a source of opportunity instead of just an operational expense. [Above left to right: Shailen Bhatt, Toks Omishakin, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and Nicole Majeski] In […]

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What began as an initial deployment of next-generation cellular vehicle-to-everything or C-V2X technologies is now yielding a wealth of real-world safety insights for motor vehicle drivers, passengers, and vulnerable roadside workers, according to Audi of America. [Above photo by Audi] Audi said in a statement that it began pilot testing its C-V2X system in early […]

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A new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report finds several unsafe driving behaviors – including red light running, drowsy driving, and driving impaired on cannabis or alcohol – declined over the past three years. Meanwhile, the same report found that several other problematic behaviors, such as speeding and using a handheld cell phone, have not. […]

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Recent research published by the Webber Energy Group (WEG) at the University of Texas at Austin and by The Ray – a nonprofit corporate venture devoted to roadway technology testing – highlights the potential efficiency, economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way or ROW land. [Above photo via the Federal […]

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International communications firm Ericsson recently wrapped up a pilot test of its remote digital monitoring self-driving 5G bus project in Stockholm Sweden; a system the company said is now ready for broader global testing. [Above photo by Ericsson] The “Connected Control Tower” concept Ericsson and its project partners are testing uses a 5G connection and […]

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