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Posts Tagged ‘AASHTO’

FACES OF TRANSPORTATION Photo & Video Contest

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
2013 entry: Michael Ruggerio. New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia.

AASHTO’s Faces of Transportation photo contest is now accepting entries for 2014. Entering its 10th year, the contest is going down a new road by allowing VIDEO entries as well as stills. If you’ve got a photo (or a video) that captures the truth of transportation, don’t wait any longer–submit it now to the Faces of Transportation contest!

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Transportation Secretary Foxx on the $300-Billion Transportation Proposal

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Transportation Secretary Foxx on the $300-Billion Transportation Proposal

In this, his first speech since appearing with President Obama Feb. 26, to announce the Administration’s four-year, $302 billion transportation proposal, USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx today, addressed several hundred attendees at the 2014 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington Briefing on Capitol Hill. The Secretary covered a number of critical issues including […]

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Mixed Reactions to Obama’s New $300 Billion Transportation Bill

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
President Obama in St. Paul

On February 26, President Obama climbed the steps of St. Paul, MN’s Union Depot train station to announce his new vision for transportation funding. The bill includes a competition for $600 million in transportation dollars, and a four-year surface transportation reauthorization to the tune of $300 billion.

Stakeholders on both sides of the fence have been quick to form opinions, and the fate of the bill remains uncertain–though most agree that action is urgently needed. Selected reactions from the transportation community are excerpted below.

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Waterborne Freight Transportation

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
aashto water thumb

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
From the initial settlement of North America, through colonization and expansion, and to the present day, where and how we live has been determined in large part by waterborne transportation. Today, the United States relies on its Marine Transportation System, or MTS, for access to global markets and global products, and for domestic goods movement as an alternative to congested surface transportation.

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A Credible Funding Solution for Transportation

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 6
As we have argued in recent columns, no one disputes President Obama’s and the infrastructure advocates’ claim that some of America’s transportation facilities, are reaching the limit of their useful life and need reconstruction. Nor does any one disagree about the need to expand infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing population.

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Reactions to the ASCE 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

 Transportation for America’s Director James Corless: “Our country’s association of civil engineers continues to do the yeoman’s work of sounding the alarm on our country’s infrastructure — the roads, rails and waterways that we depend on to move our goods from place to place and get us where we need to go each day. But […]

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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AASHTO Video: The Pavement Management Guide, 2nd Edition

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The Pavement Management Guide, 2nd Edition, was developed to address the issues and challenges associated with managing pavements effectively, including assessing funding needs for pavement preservation and rehabilitation, and setting attainable pavement-related performance goals. It is designed to be used by pavement management professionals, and those seeking general knowledge of pavement management concepts. (2012. 200 […]

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Warnings of an “Infrastructure Crisis” are Meeting with Skepticism

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 26
Is the “infrastructure crisis” a myth or a reality? Many within the transportation community firmly believe that the crisis is real. They point out that many of our roads, bridges and transit systems are approaching the end of their useful life and are badly in need of repair, reconstruction and modernization.

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Confronting the Reality of Declining Federal Transportation Funding

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 24 “There is no appetite in Congress to increase the gas tax and stakeholders will have little influence to change the congressional minds.” This was one of several sober— and sobering— conclusions reached by a panel of experts at a recent meeting convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Eno […]

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