AASHTOWare unveils Pavement 3.0 software

February 1st, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently issued AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design 3.0, the latest version of its core pavement design software platform. AASHTOWare – which offers a suite of transportation software products delivered through a collaborative business model with state departments of transportation across the country – upgraded its pavement design […]

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Wisconsin DOT’s Craig Thompson elected AASHTO VP

January 27th, 2023

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have unanimously elected Craig Thompson – secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – as its vice president. “AASHTO plays an important leadership role in America’s transportation system,” Thompson said in a statement. “From delivering cutting-edge research to promoting highway safety […]

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Podcast delves into AASHTO publications division

January 25th, 2023

The latest episode of the AASHTO re:source podcast focuses on the work performed by the publications division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). AASHTO re:source – which launched this podcast series in September 2020 — provides services and tools through three major programs: the Laboratory Assessment Program, the Proficiency Sample Program, and […]

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Transportation groups reaffirm backing for V2X

January 4th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently joined nine other transportation organizations in support of a joint statement issued December 14 “reaffirming” their belief that deployment of vehicle-to-everything or V2X technologies will save lives and that removing “regulatory uncertainty” will help achieve that goal. The statement’s signatories all believe that 2023 will be […]

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‘Plastic roads’ are paved with good intention

December 26th, 2022

Transportation officials in multiple states are testing whether roads made from grocery bags, juice cartons, printer ink cartridges or other discarded plastic can make pavement last longer, save money and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contract workers lay pavement made partially with recycled plastic at Ridley […]

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2022 STIC Excellence Award winners announced

December 21st, 2022

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Federal Highway Administration sponsor the annual State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Excellence Awards to promote innovation nationwide. This year, three STICs—New Jersey, Ohio, and Idaho—received the award for demonstrating success in fostering a strong culture of innovation in their transportation communities. New Jersey was recognized […]

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USDOT preps $1.5B In RAISE grants for fiscal year 2023

December 20th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of funding opportunity on December 15 offering $1.5 billion via the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE discretionary grant program for fiscal year 2023. The deadline for grant applications is February 28, 2023, with grant winners announced in June 2023. USDOT noted in a statement that RAISE discretionary […]

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AASHTO re:source podcast examines IIJA impact

December 8th, 2022

Joung Lee, deputy director-chief policy officer of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, recently sat down with the AASHTO re:source podcast to discuss implementation progress on the year-old $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Joung Lee at podium. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. Enacted November 2021, the IIJA provides $351 billion for […]

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AASHTO elects 2022-2023 president, vice president

November 3rd, 2022

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has elected Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, as its 2022-2023 president during its 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando. The board also elected Paul Ajegba, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, as its 2022-2023 vice president. […]

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AASHTO updates subsurface investigations guide

October 10th, 2022

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently published Manual on Subsurface Investigations, 2nd Edition, which supersedes the first edition issued in 1988. Above graphic courtesy of AASHTO. This manual describes the elements, considerations, investigation tools and techniques, and reporting requirements for geotechnical subsurface investigations for transportation facilities. This second edition features updates addressing advancements […]

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