ITE names executive director and CEO

August 30th, 2023

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has announced that Steve Kuciemba will assume the position of executive director and CEO upon Jeff Paniati’s retirement. Paniati, who has served ITE in this position since 2015, will retire on October 31, 2023. Steve Kuciemba In announcing the selection, ITE International president Rosana Correa, P.E., PTOE, said, “We […]

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TRB seeks nominations for Sharon D. Banks Award

May 26th, 2023

The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout the mobility sector. TRB established this award in 2002 to honor the late Sharon D. Banks (at left in photo), who passed away in 1999. Banks served as general manager of […]

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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 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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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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Resilient Roads Roundtable announces innovators/influencers list

March 15th, 2022

The Resilient Roads Roundtable announces infrastructure innovators and influencers in the public sector and government agencies. Photograph courtesy Resilient Roads Roundtable The Resilient Roads Roundtable—a consortium of business, academia and government working together toward roads that are safer, smoother, more sustainable and better able to rebound from extreme conditions, without increasing the cost to build and […]

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DOT hosting brainstorming call on strategic plan

March 10th, 2022

DOT hosting brainstorming call on the agency's Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan on March 18. The March 18 DOT call for ideas will focus on the Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan, including many aspects of U.S. infrastructure. Photograph by Npangarkar (WMF), Creative Commons license Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)   The U.S. […]

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AGC and FMI Capital Partners to present webinars on implementation of the IIJA

January 24th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and FMI Capital Partners will host a two-part webinar on implementation and expanded market opportunities/outlook for the 2022 highway, federal and utility construction markets due to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and […]

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Twenty-five states introduce transportation funding bills

February 16th, 2021

State legislators in half the country introduced 61 transportation funding measures during January, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Geosynthetics for reinforcement and stabilization

June 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are widely used for reinforcement and stabilization, particularly in transportation-related applications, including base stabilization, reinforced soil slopes (RSS) and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. This issue of Geosynthetics considers many such applications from multiple viewpoints. Sachin Mandavkar and Mehari Weldu look at very tall MSE walls and RSS through several case studies in “Geogrid […]

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ISSMGE issues call for abstracts for 4th ICTG 2020

May 7th, 2019

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has released a call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), to be held Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Themes include many aspects of geotechnical engineering, including geosynthetics in transportation applications. […]

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