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Posts Tagged ‘AASHTO’

AASHTO: Transportation State to State

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
AASHTO: Transportation State to State

This Transportation State to State video takes you to Washington, California, Nevada and North Carolina to see what’s happening on the front lines at State Departments of Transportation across America.

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AASHTO Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of America’s Interstate Highway System

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
AASHTO Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of America’s Interstate Highway System

60 years ago President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which was also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, into law on June 29, 1956. Within a few years the nation would see construction begin replacing a network of two-lane U.S. highways with the multi-lane, high-speed interstate system we know today.

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AASHTO: Bike Month 2016 Recap

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
AASHTO: Bike Month 2016 Recap

Established in 1956, National Bike Month which is celebrated every May in the United States, gives individuals and organizations the opportunity to highlight the many ways bicycling benefits people and communities. In this Transportation TV retrospective we look back at National Bike Month 2016. Our video begins in the nation’s capital and take you on a tour of several states to show you the importance of bicycling to departments of transportation –aimed at building multimodal transportation systems. Biking gives citizens greater travel and recreation options and it leads to healthier more livable communities.

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AASHTO Video: Transportation Sustainability in Hawaii

Monday, May 9th, 2016
AASHTO Video: Transportation Sustainability in Hawaii

Transportation plays a key role in the economy and in the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable development. Sustainable transportation addresses local, regional and national priorities and requires considerable coordination. Transportation Sustainability: Hawaii illustrates the holistic approach being taken in that island paradise to meet current and future mobility and accessibility needs while protecting environmental resources.

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AASHTO: State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data Faster and Cut Costs

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
AASHTO: State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data Faster and Cut Costs

A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative drone technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and save money. This Transportation TV Special Report explores the many ways in which state DOTs are using drones. According to a March 2016 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 33 state departments of transportation have or are exploring, researching, testing or using unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, to inspect bridges and assist with clearing vehicle crashes, among other innovative applications. AASHTO has also prepared an on-line fact sheet that highlights the many benefits of UAVs.

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2016 Transportation Awards: Now Open for Nominations

Monday, March 7th, 2016
2016 Transportation Awards: Now Open for Nominations

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is once again accepting nominations for the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards. The annual awards program – sponsored by AASHTO, the AAA motor club and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – recognizes the best projects that state DOTs completed in the prior year, through a series of regional and national competitions.

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Tuesday, March 8th: ACEC Webinar on AASHTO Audit Guide

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) will offer Key Changes to the AASHTO Audit Guide: What It Means for Your Firm, a webinar led by members of the ACEC task force who reviewed and provided industry input on the modifications. This session, to be held 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, will provide essential insights into how the changes will impact firms that work for State DOT clients.

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Our Future with the FAST Act: Bud Wright, Executive Director, AASHTO

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Our Future with the FAST Act: Bud Wright

“I think all of those who have been surface transportation advocates have in fact been heard by the Congress, because they are supportive of this program, but that said, many of those same groups who are advocating for transportation investment have also made the point that what we really need is that sustainable source of revenue for the longer term. And the Congress did not address that issue. They chose to use what revenues do flow into the Highway Trust Fund but are insufficient to support today’s program levels and supplement those with general funds.”

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AASHTO TV: The Pros and Cons of the FAST Act

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
AASHTO TV: The Pros and Cons of the FAST Act

Congress has approved Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) – the first long-term highway and transit program authorization in a decade –giving state DOTs the certainty to plan and implement significant investments in the nation’s aging infrastructure. In this Transportation TV Exclusive American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Executive Director Bud Wright and AASHTO Chief Operating Officer Jim Tymon react to the historic legislation. Wright and Tymon rely on their years of transportation policy expertise to examine the highlights and downsides of the FAST ACT.

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Arizona DOT: U.S. Bike Route 90

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Arizona DOT: U.S. Bike Route 90

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the application submitted by the Arizona Department of Transportation to establish U.S. Bicycle Route 90, a continuous route through Arizona that connects to New Mexico and California.

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