AASHTO announces appointments

April 6th, 2023

Jennifer Toth. Photo courtesy of the Arizona DOT. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has appointed Jennifer Toth – director of the Arizona Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as chair of its Committee on Planning. AASHTO’s Committee on Planning addresses all aspects of the transportation planning process, including federal […]

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Entries sought for 2023 America’s Transportation Awards

March 24th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is seeking nominations for the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition. AASHTO opened the nomination portal for the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards on March 3, with April 14 as the deadline for online application submissions. Click here to submit a nomination for this year’s contest. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the […]

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AASHTO reiterates concern over ‘Buy America’ rules

March 22nd, 2023

In a March 10 letter sent to the Office of Management and Budget, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials re-emphasized its concerns over implementation of new “Build America, Buy America” rules and the potential impact of those rules on critical infrastructure projects nationwide. AASHTO’s letter offers comments on OMB’s notice of proposed rulemaking or […]

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2023 Richard S. Fountain Award recipient announced

March 17th, 2023

The Steel Bridge Task Force – which consists of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design – recently awarded Heather Gilmer, a senior engineer at Pennoni, the 2023 Richard S. Fountain […]

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Buttigieg: We are ‘rebuilding’ the foundation of transportation

March 7th, 2023

Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, says his agency and the nation’s mobility community are currently involved in “one of the most exciting, productive, and challenging times in U.S. transportation history” – driven in no small part by “historic” levels of funding provided by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act […]

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AASHTO offers ‘Stewardship & Oversight’ insights to FHWA

February 28th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently outlined in a letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) some of its concerns with an “updated template” being crafted for Stewardship and Oversight or S&O Agreements – an effort mandated by Congress as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November […]

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Annual NTPEP meeting set for June 11-15

February 20th, 2023

Registration for AASHTO’s National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP)  annual meeting in Bellevue, Wash. June 11 through 15 is now available: NTPEP combines the professional and physical resources of the AASHTO member departments to evaluate materials, products, and devices of common interest for use in highway and bridge construction. The program’s primary goals are to […]

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Biden touts infrastructure in State of the Union address

February 13th, 2023

President Biden placed key emphasis on his administration’s success in promoting infrastructure investment across the country in his second “State of the Union” address to Congress last week. “To maintain the strongest economy in the world, we also need the best infrastructure in the world,” the president said in his remarks. “We used to be number […]

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AASHTO presents P.D. McLean Award

February 3rd, 2023

Greg Cohen (right) presenting Jim Tymon with the P.D. McLean Award. Photo by AASHTO. Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), has received the 2022 P.D. McLean Award from The Road Gang for outstanding contributions to the advancement of highway transportation in the public interest. Established in […]

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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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