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Seven Northeast States Claim National Awards for Outstanding Transportation Projects

WASHINGTON—Seven northeastern states' departments of transportation became the first in 2016 to claim awards in a national competition highlighting excellence in construction projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion and provide more…

State DOTs Move Toward Increased Roadway Design Flexibility

May 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Roads

DES MOINES, IOWA—A committee of top engineers representing state departments of transportation this week adopted a resolution directing the development…

“Don’t be THAT Driver”: Slogan for the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week Campaign

April 11, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON—Every year at the start of the highway construction season the goal of the National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign (April 11–15) is…

AASHTO’s Trombino Urges US Appropriators to Honor FAST Act Funding Levels

April 4, 2016 - in Financial, Maintenance, Transportation

The president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials urged leaders of U.S. House and Senate Appropriations committees to follow through on the five-year surface transportation law Congress passed in December by fully funding…

Upcoming Conference Explores How Technology is Transforming Transportation Construction

The “e-Construction as a Disruptive Technology” Conference March 30-31 in Dearborn, Michigan, will provide support to the highway construction community in their goals of adopting target technologies, methodologies, and implementation under the Every Day…

State Agency Chiefs to Assess Pending Legislation, Progress on FAST Act Programs

February 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Chief executives of state departments of transportation are meeting with key lawmakers and regulators in Washington, D.C., Feb. 23-26 for a prolonged briefing on upcoming legislation and on implementation of the new five-year FAST Act surface transportation…

Survey Finds 70% of State DOTs are Tracking El Niño’s Potential Impacts on Winter Weather

December 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

WASHINGTON - The tricky-to-track ocean and atmospheric phenomenon known as El Niño has prompted state departments of transportation to make winter weather preparations in the face of uncertainty. As winter is set to officially begin, the American Association…

AASHTO Renews Alliance to Improve Safety in Highway Work Zones

December 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is today renewing a long-standing alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Roadway…

The Fast Act Authorizes Five-year Funding for Highway, Transit and Rail Programs

December 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

For the first time since 2005, Congress has passed a long-term surface transportation bill that gives state departments of transportation and transit agencies years of certainty to develop their infrastructure projects. The five-year, $305 billion bill –…

AASHTO Leadership Thanks Congress for Passage of Historic, Bipartisan Surface Transportation Legislation

December 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON—Passage today of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act marks the first time in a decade that Congress has approved a long-term surface transportation authorization that gives state departments of transportation the certainty to plan…