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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TSMO award winners announced

October 4th, 2022

The National Operations Center for Excellence (NOCoE) has named the winners of its 2022 Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO Awards. This annual contest celebrates TSMO strategies and tools that leverage existing infrastructure to increase safety and reliability. Each year, NOCoE also develops case studies for each winning entry as well as for many of the other […]

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Steel bridge industry award established

September 19th, 2022

The Steel Bridge Task Force has established the Alexander D. Wilson Memorial Award to recognize individuals who have made significant industry contributions to the steel bridge industry. Dean Krouse, a Pennsylvania-based metallurgical consultant and Bethlehem Steel Company veteran, is the first winner of this annual award. Dean Krouse (left) receives the inaugural Alexander D. Wilson Memorial Award […]

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America’s Transportation Awards finalists announced

September 16th, 2022

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently revealed the Top 12 finalists in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. State department of transportation projects in California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington State earned the highest number of points in four regional contests held earlier […]

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