January 21, 2021
  • 12:03 pm Infrastructure Investment Key to Economic Recovery, Groups Say
  • 12:00 pm GHSA Finds Uptick in Traffic Fatality Rate ‘Troubling’
  • 11:56 am AASHTO Expresses Concern over FCC’s 4.9 GHz Plan
  • 11:54 am State DOT Reports Highlight Importance of Airport Investment
  • 11:49 am USDOT Issues Highway/Rail Crossing Safety Grants
 

The publications division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently issued a new reference guide for the preservation of historic bridges. Entitled Historic Bridge Preservation Guide, 1st Edition, AASHTO’s newest publication provides in-depth details on the preservation and rehabilitation of both fixed and movable historic highway bridges. It aims to familiarize engineers […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal opportunity employer, is currently seeking to hire a multimedia producer for its communications team at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. The multimedia producer will play a key role in helping AASHTO create, write, produce and edit video content for websites, social media platforms, webinars and […]

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The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Victoria Sheehan (above at left), commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, to serve as its 2020-2021 president on November 13 during its annual meeting: only the second woman to serve as AASHTO president in the association’s 106-year history. […]

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Projects overseen by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Georgia Department of Transportation took home top honors at the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards. Those national winners each receive $10,000 cash awards donated to a charity or scholarship of their choosing. The winners – announced during the 2020 annual meeting of the American Association […]

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The board of directors for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials formally adopted a new five-year strategic plan for the organization on November 13 during the group’s annual meeting. The plan reinforces AASHTO’s vision to provide improved quality of life through leadership in transportation, along with its mission to support state departments […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provided an overview of the potential post-election shifts in national transportation policies and priorities during its 2020 annual meeting. During the organization’s Transportation Policy Forum virtual summit on November 12, Jim Tymon (seen above) – AASHTO’s executive director – explained that though several elections for seats […]

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The main speakers on the first day of the 2020 annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials re-emphasized the importance of the nation’s transportation system to the everyday lives of all Americans – especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The importance of our transportation system has been demonstrated […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released the 2020 issue of AASHTO Magazine during its annual meeting November 9 through 13. Available online and in print, the 2020 issue includes a wide array of stories from the state department of transportation community. It includes a profile of Victoria Sheehan, commissioner of the […]

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The incoming Biden-Harris administration has released the names of the 18-member transition team for the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will also review the National Transportation Safety Board, Amtrak, and the Federal Maritime Commission. The transition team has significant representation from urban transportation, public transportation, and labor. Jeff Marootian – director of the District of […]

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The Senate Committee on Appropriations released all 12 of its fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations on November 10: paving the way for negotiations to begin with the House of Representatives, which released a “minibus” of appropriations bills on July 31. “By and large, these bills are the product of bipartisan cooperation among […]

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