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Support Builds For Senate’s $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 10, 2021 - in News

Following the release of the full legislative text of the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act” or IIJA in the Senate on August 1 – a bill clocking in at 2,702 pages – a large number of transportation industry organizations…

Eight Southern State DOT Projects Win Regional Awards For Improving Community Safety, Access, And Efficiency

August 9, 2021 - in Awards, News

WASHINGTON—State department of transportation projects in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina earned regional recognition…

Bentley Systems Partners with AASHTO to Host Student TRAC Bridge Virtual Event

April 20, 2021 - in Announcement, Events, News

AASHTO schedules its National Bridge and Structure TRAC Contest as a virtual event April 28. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.     Middle and…

Board Of Directors Adopts New Strategic Plan For AASHTO

November 17, 2020 - in Announcement, Events, News

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…

AASHTO Elects New President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer

November 17, 2020 - in News, People

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…

AASHTO Applauds Congress for Saving Billions for Transportation

November 26, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials thanked Congress and the President for their bipartisan support for eliminating the $7.6 billion rescission of Highway Trust Fund contract authority, originally set to occur…

Video: AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications Explained

May 15, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation, Videos

Burak Boyaci, P.E., Product Manager for LEAP Bridge Steel at Bentley Systems, takes time to speak with Informed Infrastructure about updates to the AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications, including the field splice design approach and other aspects.

AASHTO Calls for ‘Simpler, More Reliable’ USDOT Process to Spur Use of TIFIA Project Loans

July 19, 2017 - in Transportation

The group that represents state departments of transportation wants to see the USDOT increase the federal share of financing projects under TIFIA, the department's main infrastructure loan program, and "develop a simpler, faster and more reliable application…

Five Western States Receive Top Honors in National Competition

June 29, 2017 - in Awards, Transportation

JUNEAU, AK. – State department of transportation projects that restored essential highways following devastating landslides and improved safety for motorists and wildlife are among the winners in the western regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.…

Association Releases LRFD Tunnel Design and Construction Guide Specifications

June 20, 2017 - in Transportation

AASHTO has released for sale a publication detailing load and resistance factor design guide specifications for highway tunnels. The association's Bookstore is offering this 279-page first edition of "LRFD Tunnel Design and Construction Guide Specifications"…