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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
Government

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
Government

AASHTO Names New Leaders

Illinois I-55 and Lake Shore Drive interchange Illinois DOT’s Interstate 55 and Lake Shore Drive interchange project won AASHTO's grand prize. (Illinois DOT/Flickr)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has elected a new president, vice president and executive director during its annual meeting in Atlanta.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2018
Government, Safety

AASHTO Announces 12 America’s Transportation Awards Finalists

America's Transportation Awards The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Replacement Project in progress. (Caltrans via Youtube)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has revealed which 12 transportation projects have entered the final phase of the America’s Transportation Awards competition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Mid-America States Receive AASHTO Transportation Awards

Missouri I65 Interstate 65 in Missouri. (Counselman Collection/Flickr)

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

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2018
Government

AASHTO’s Top Western Members Earn Transportation Awards

California State Route 91 Junction of Interstate 15 and California State Route 91. Caltrans won in the public-private partnership large category for its State Route 91 corridor improvement project. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

Several states representing the western region of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials earned awards for outstanding transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Business

AASHTO’s Bud Wright Announces Retirement

Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, will retire at the end of the year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Business, Labor Leaders Offer Support for Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue Donohue by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The chorus of support for funding highways and infrastructure grew louder last week with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce unveiling a four-point plan that would raise fuel taxes, expedite the permitting process, facilitate more private investment and help construction firms address a shortage of skilled labor.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2018

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