Government, Business, Technology

Campaign to Address Transportation Management and Operations Workforce Development

Congestion on Interstate 64 in Louisville Congestion on Interstate 64 in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The National Operations Center of Excellence launched a workforce development campaign geared toward professionals in the transportation systems management and operations field.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2020
Government, Technology

FCC Approves Proposal to Proceed With 5.9 GHz Changes

AASHTO's King Gee AASHTO's King Gee (right) by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from leading transportation groups, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 12 unanimously moved to proceed with a proposal that would devote a significant aspect of auto safety airwaves to broadband uses, with a remainder for a new cellular connected-vehicle technology.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Illinois, Missouri, Georgia DOTs Honored by AASHTO

GDOT Northwest Corridor Northwest Corridor Express Lanes by Georgia Department of Transportation via YouTube

The Illinois and Missouri departments of transportation won the grand prize in the America's Transportation Awards competition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

AASHTO Conference to Feature Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Elaine Chao 2018 photo of Elaine Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will be among the headline speakers at the annual conference of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Mid-America States Win AASHTO Honors

AASHTO awards were given to a number of mid-American state. The winning Kansas City "divergabout" project. (Missouri Department of Transportation via AASHTO)

Six Midwestern states recently earned awards for outstanding transportation projects from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2019

AASHTO Announces FHWA’s Brandye Hendrickson as New Deputy Director

Brandye Hendrickson Brandye Hendrickson by fhwa.dot.gov

Brandye Hendrickson, deputy administrator at the Federal Highway Administration, will be leaving her post and joining the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

House Transportation Leader DeFazio Offers Infrastructure Legislation Roadmap

AASHTO Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) (aashto via Youtube)

Speaking to reporters at a conference hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on Feb. 27, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) explained that his committee would most likely tackle infrastructure policy via two paths.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Addresses Autonomous Tech, Infrastructure at AASHTO Briefing

Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (aashtovideo via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies depends largely on public trust, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Autonomous technology can take a variety of forms in transportation, from lane-departure warning systems and automated brakes to truck platooning. Automated technologies have, however, raised public concern over security and privacy.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2019

Congressional Transportation Leaders to Update AASHTO on Infrastructure Bill

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The big four surface transportation policymakers on Capitol Hill are scheduled to share with state-level transportation officials the latest developments on crafting much-anticipated infrastructure legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

New AASHTO Director Jim Tymon Outlines Goals for 2019

Tymon Tymon gives an interview on transportation policy. (aashtovideo via YouTube)

Advocating for a sustainable solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund will be a top priority for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ new leader.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2019