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VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

National Work Zone Awareness Week began Monday, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will host an official kick-off event on Tuesday in Seattle. This year, the campaign takes place April 7-11 across the nation, with transportation agencies spreading the ...

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America’s Transportation Awards deadline extended to April 18

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2014

America’s Transportation Awards deadline extended to April 18

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced that the deadline to nominate a project for America’s Transportation Awards is now April 18. AASHTO said it extended the deadline by a week “to better accommodate its members.” In ...

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AASHTO adds video entries to 10th annual Faces of Transportation contest

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 03, 2014

AASHTO adds video entries to 10th annual Faces of Transportation contest

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is preparing to begin its annual Faces of Transportation photo contest. But this year, AASHTO is expanding the competition beyond just photography by allowing video entries. Themed “Transportation in America,” the ...

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‘Nation at a Crossroads’ tool aims to educate about impact of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 27, 2014

‘Nation at a Crossroads’ tool aims to educate about impact of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has unveiled a new informational tool that aims to educate the public and elected officials about the potential impact of an insolvent Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF, which funds the ...

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IBTTA Twitter chat series to focus on transportation, tolling issues

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 21, 2014

IBTTA Twitter chat series to focus on transportation, tolling issues

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) on Tuesday will launch a series of Twitter chats that focus on transportation issues such as tolling funding and investment. Dubbed #TranspoChat, the monthly series will kick off Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern ...

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America’s Transportation Awards nominations to open next week

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 17, 2014

America’s Transportation Awards nominations to open next week

Nominations for the seventh annual America’s Transportation Awards competition will open next week and will remain open until April 11, AASHTO Journal reports. The competition -- hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the ...

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Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 02, 2014

Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs

Rep Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), both chair of their respective chamber’s transportation committee, on Thursday each reiterated President Obama’s message that the new highway bill is about job creation and retention, according to our sister site, ...

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Sen. Boxer, Rep. Shuster, Transportation Secretary Foxx to talk Highway Trust Fund at AASHTO Briefing

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 20, 2014

Sen. Boxer, Rep. Shuster, Transportation Secretary Foxx to talk Highway Trust Fund at AASHTO Briefing

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are slated to speak at an event next week hosted by the American Association of State ...

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Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Several transportation leaders offered testimony about highway funding on Wednesday morning at a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing on MAP-21. The hearing, entitled “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure,” kicked ...

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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 26, 2013

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking for effective solutions within their budgets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President and Secretary of the Kentucky ...

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AASHTO releases latest bridge inspection manual

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 09, 2013

AASHTO releases latest bridge inspection manual

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released the Manual for Bridge Element Inspection, 1st Edition. The AASHTO Highways Subcomittee on Bridges and Structures developed the bridge inspection manual. AASHTO says the “manual is a reference for standardized ...

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U.S. Travel Association to host conference focused on infrastructure improvements

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 07, 2013

U.S. Travel Association to host conference focused on infrastructure improvements

Later this month, the U.S. Travel Association will host a conference aimed at promoting transportation infrastructure investment. The conference, Connecting America Through Travel, will take place November 19-20 at The Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Travel ...

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