More Articles for American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Are We Choosing Failure Over Success?

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

Are We Choosing Failure Over Success?

Early in my career, I worked for a special interest consumer magazine that was getting beaten badly by the competition. In a series of meetings about how to save our magazine and our jobs, we identified the reasons we were ...

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It’ll Cost How Much?

John Latta - Feb 19, 2013

It’ll Cost How Much?

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com We know the current, ongoing lack of adequate investment in infrastructure will cost us. But just how much? Bluntly, a new report tells us that “unless the U.S. invests an additional $1.57 billion per year in infrastructure — ...

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It’ll Cost How Much?

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2013

It’ll Cost How Much?

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com   We know the current, ongoing lack of adequate investment in infrastructure will cost us. But just how much? Bluntly, a new report tells us that “unless the U.S. invests an additional $1.57 billion per year in infrastructure — ...

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Pavement Preservation Coded in MAP-21

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2013

Pavement Preservation Coded in MAP-21

    For the first time, pavement preservation is part of national surface transportation reauthorization legislation, which now explicitly supports preservation and asset management. Pavement preservation techniques are promoted as cost-effective and environmentally sustainable strategies designed to extend the life of existing pavements ...

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Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Kirk Landers: Editor Emeritus

The bridge you are crossing is sponsored by…       When we talk about public-private partnerships, we mostly think of tollways and tolled bridges. But in this age of tax aversion and desperate underfunding, states are exploring smaller-dollar possibilities for the concept, some ...

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Cracking Cold

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Cracking Cold

Solving the Riddle of RAP and Thermal Cracking   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in hot-, warm- and cold-mix asphalt is growing dramatically, as tests validate its use in ever-increasing quantities. But there are fears that higher quantities ...

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What AASHTO thinks about report ‘Measuring Transportation Investments: The Road to Results’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 11, 2011

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on May 11 commented on the conclusions of a new report released by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation. A statement by John Horsley, AASHTO executive director, on ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson     PIRG Blasts Highway Advocates; ARTBA Blasts PIRG The report is nothing if not blunt: “Highways do not, and — except for brief periods in our nation’s history — never have paid for themselves ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Financial District

Playing with a New Deck The rules of the transportation funding game have changed in Washington. By John Latta Rules about how things may be, can be, should be and are done on Capitol Hill are rarely written simply. And if they are, ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

RoadScience

Hot, Cold and Green (and the 3Es) In-place pavement recycling meets a variety of needs. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Green construction now is the No. 1 theme in roadbuilding, and hot-in-place pavement recycling (HIR) and cold-in-place pavement recycling (CIR) have taken on the ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Lattatudes

A view from a bridge By John Latta Down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Biloxi a few weeks ago, I took a drive to see the new ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Changes Coming Thick and Fast from “Activist” EPA Is the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) close to creating, by coincidence, a perfect regulatory storm that could affect highway and bridge work across the country? The agency is working on new standards and ...

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