AASHTO committee on construction appoints new chair, vice chair

July 30th, 2018

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) appointed Dallas Hammit and Amy Tootle as the chair and vice chair, respectively, for the group’s committee on construction, which ensures that AASHTO’s guide to specifications for construction is kept up-to-date with the latest best practices gathered from its state department of transportation members. Hammit […]

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TRB releases report on resilience after natural disasters in transportation infrastructure

June 12th, 2018

On June 11, 2018, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) released a prepublication, unedited version of “Synthesis 527: Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration” by Aimee Flannery, Maria A. Pena and Jessica Manns. The draft report documents resilience efforts and how they are organized, understood and implemented […]

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AASHTO’s executive director to retire

May 28th, 2018

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced May 24, 2018, that Executive Director Frederick G. “Bud” Wright will retire at the end of 2018. "AASHTO is a wonderful place to work," Wright said in a prepared statement from AASHTO. "In my experience—and that experience working in transportation now spans more than […]

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AASHTO announces passing of Kane

May 21st, 2018

On May 18, 2018, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the death of Dr. Anthony R. “Tony” Kane, the former director of engineering and technical services of AASHTO. Kane died last week after battling a long illness. He was 72. Kane served in his role at AASHTO from 2001 to […]

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FHWA and AASHTO open nominations for 2018 STIC Excellence Award

April 27th, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Excellence Award are open now through July 1, 2018, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Center for Accelerating Innovation (CAI) announced. CAI partners with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Innovation Initiative on the award, which recognizes STICs that have achieved significant results […]

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GMA focus groups

April 1st, 2018

GMA provides technical guidance to outside agencies and groups seeking more information about best practices for the use of geosynthetic products. Our geotextile, geogrid, environmental and erosion control focus groups review specifications and provide industry guidance. In 2017 GMA reviewed specifications for nine states and worked closely with the American Association of State Highway and […]

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AASHTO releases video of keynote address on infrastructure by Secretary of Transportation Chao

March 2nd, 2018

On Feb. 28, 2018, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) released the keynote address on YouTube of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao delivering the keynote luncheon address at the AASHTO annual Washington Briefing. Chao delivered the keynote address February 28. Chao discusses the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal. The video […]

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AASHTO criticizes Congress over lack of infrastructure funding in tax reform bills

November 21st, 2017

On Nov. 17, 2017, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) sent separate letters to House and Senate leaders, emphasizing the association’s priority to use tax reform "to address the nation's transportation investment crisis," but instead have proposed bills that not only miss the opportunity but would make it "nearly impossible" to […]

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AASHTO board elects officers for 2017–18

September 29th, 2017

The AASHTO Journal announced Sept. 28, 2017, that the board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) elected Tennessee Department of Transportation commissioner John Schroer as president for the coming year; Schroer served as vice president during the past year. The board—made up of the heads of 50 state […]

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NHI offering web-based course on rockfall stabilization

July 7th, 2017

The National Highway Institute (NHI), in partnership with the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is offering an online training course in rockfall stabilization. The four-hour online course will cover such topics as rock reinforcement and drainage, surface stabilization, rockfall slope containment systems, and rockfall […]

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