New members named to AASHTO committees

September 26th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently named five new members to its Special Committee on Research and Innovation, along with the appointment of a new chair to its AASHTO Census Transportation Solutions technical service program, overseen by the AASHTO Committee on Planning. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. Samantha Biddle – deputy secretary of the […]

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Finalists named for America’s Transportation Awards

September 19th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently unveiled the Top 12 finalists competing for the two national 2023 America’s Transportation Awards. Jim Tymon. Photo courtesy of AASHTO.  Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the America’s Transportation Awards contest serves as a catalyst to honor state DOTs and the […]

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Former AASHTO president Thomas Moreland passes away

July 31st, 2023

Thomas Moreland, a former commissioner for the Georgia Department of Transportation and a former president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, recently passed away. Thomas Moreland. Photo courtesy of the Georgia DOT. Moreland served for more than three decades with the Georgia DOT in a variety of roles, including soils engineer, state highway engineer, […]

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New vice chair for Council on Public Transportation

July 26th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has appointed Jean Ruestman administrator for the Office of Passenger Transportation at the Michigan Department of Transportation to a two-year term as vice chair of its Council on Public Transportation. Ruestman has held her current position for five years and has been with Michigan DOT since […]

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New chair, vice chair for AASHTO design committee

July 13th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has appointed Shanté Hastings (right) from the Delaware Department of Transportation to a two-year term as chair of the Committee on Design. The organization also named Marshall Elizer from the Washington State Department of Transportation to a two-year term as the committee’s vice chair. Shanté […]

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AASHTO launches redesigned website platform

May 23rd, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has debuted a redesigned platform for its transportation.org website ahead of the organization’s 2023 Spring Meeting in Seattle – a website that is streamlined, more user friendly, and offers many new design features. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. A revamped main webpage now makes it easier for visitors […]

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AASHTO Spring Meeting coming to Seattle

May 5th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently provided details on the keynote speaker for its 2023 Spring Meeting – to be held May 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle – as well as the conference’s various knowledge sessions. A draft of the AASHTO 2023 Spring Meeting agenda that outlines the complete […]

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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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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 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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