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Posts Tagged ‘American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’

AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright Talks Transportation on CSPAN

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

On January 4th 2018, Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), appeared live on CSPAN’s Washington Journal. The broadcast focused on the topic of infrastructure investment and the challenges ahead this year. Wright spoke on behalf AASHTO’s members; the transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This video contains experts of Wright’s comments about key issues such as public and private transportation investment, project streamlining and fixing the troubled Highway Trust Fund.

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AASHTO Transportation TV: State DOTs Use Tech to Battle Winter

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

December 21st is the official start of winter but state department of transportation road crews–America’s frontline weather responders–have been ready for months. In this TTV Special report, Battling Winter: State DOTs Turn to Tech to Save Lives, Time and Money–we see how States are working proactively to keep roads open and operating safely during winter.

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AASHTO’s New President on Trump and Challenges Facing Transportation

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Newly elected AASHTO President John Schroer has worn many hats in his 65 years. He’s run a commercial real estate business, served as the mayor of Franklin, Tennessee and in 2011, he was appointed commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation where he’s responsible for more than 3,400 employees. In Sept. 2017 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials—Board Directors elected Schroer AASHTO president. In this Presidential Profile video Schroer explains why ensuring sustainable Federal funding for transportation is one of his top priorities. President Schroer also says he will work closely with the Trump administration and help State DOTs to prepare for the fast emerging technologies that are changing transportation as we know it.

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The State of Freight II: Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Dedicated Federal freight funding now flows to all states on an annual basis. Every state is expected to have a state freight plan completed by December 2017.

The State of Freight II provides a snapshot of where states are collectively in developing state freight plans and a baseline on what future projected investments are needed to build out the nation’s 21st century freight network. The State of Freight II reports on how states are already funding freight-specific investments through state dedicated or discretionary funding, and how these funding sources can potentially work with Federal freight investments.

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AASHTO Transportation TV: New Committee to Study Highway Safety

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Americans take 300 million trips on the U.S. Interstate System every day. Getting where we want to go requires a network of reliable roads and bridges and that takes money. How much money is America spending to maintain and operate the US Interstate System safely? Are we investing enough to keep up with America’s growing population? Those are just two of the critical questions Congress wants a new committee to answer.

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AASHTO: Transportation State to State

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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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