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Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin DOTs Win AASHTO Awards

Ohio welcome sign The Ohio DOT won an award for best use of technology for its Interstate 670 SmartLane, which allows an extra travel lane to open during certain times to relieve congestion. Interstate 670 runs through Columbus. (pabradyphoto/Getty Images)

Transportation projects in four Midwestern states recently received awards from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2020
Government, Business

Infrastructure Funding in Limbo as House, Senate Weigh Options

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The leadership for Senate Republicans and House Democrats announced differing legislative strategies during an economic and health crisis that has prompted several transportation stakeholders to urge emergency assistance.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Propose $15 Billion for State Highway Programs

Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

The country’s transportation agencies would receive a funding boost in a coronavirus economic relief measure House Democrats unveiled May 12.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

COVID-19 Will Exacerbate Rural Transportation Funding Needs, TRIP Finds

Truck on rural road U.S. Department of Transportation

Rural transportation needs face a significant funding deficit that will be compounded by the coronavirus pandemic’s blow to state revenue sources, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Highway Bill Coming in March, Rep. Peter DeFazio Tells AASHTO

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) speaks at AASHTO House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio addresses the AASHTO gathering. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats’ version of a bill that would update highway operations around the country will be unveiled in March, the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives’ highway panel indicated Feb. 26.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020
Government, Safety

AASHTO Conference Will Press for Highway Funding

I-395 in Washington, D.C Interstate 395 in Washington, D.C., by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

State transportation officials will be asked to use their voices to push through highway funding at a major conference in Washington this week. Here's our Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020
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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2019