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Nov 20, 2012, 10:00 ET AASHTO Board Elects Rhode Island's Lewis President and Kentucky's Hancock VP

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors voted Monday, at its annual meeting in...


Nov 19, 2012, 17:00 ET Board Selects Former FHWA Official as New AASHTO Executive Director

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors today voted to approve Frederick G. "Bud" Wright...


Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 ET State DOTs Go Green While Saving Money

 Fiscal responsibility, community quality of life, and a commitment to a better environment are three reasons state departments of...


Nov 18, 2012, 13:00 ET Florida & California Transportation Projects Named Best in Country

$10,000 Prizes Awarded for Innovative Bridge Replacement and Strong Communications Plan Two high-profile transportation projects took home...


Oct 22, 2012, 09:00 ET National Awards Recognize Outstanding State DOT Leadership and Innovation

Exceptional leadership, innovation, and creativity helped 14 state departments of transportation earn national awards from the American...


Apr 18, 2012, 13:40 ET Every Day is Earth Day: State DOTs Use New Technologies to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - Saving Taxpayers Millions

 Earth Day goes hand in hand with raising environmental awareness – and this year the American Association of State Highway and...


Apr 16, 2012, 01:00 ET General Public and State DOTs Encouraged to Photograph Faces of Transportation

National Contest Offers $1,500 in Total Prize Money For the first time, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation...


Jan 11, 2012, 10:30 ET New AASHTO Video Outlines National Innovative Solutions; Cutting Costs and Inconvenience

 A new Transportation TV video released today by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Innovation in Motion,...


Dec 28, 2011, 14:08 ET What's Ahead for Transportation in 2012?

In the calm between the holidays, it's time to consider what lies ahead in the new year for the transportation community – federal and state...


Oct 18, 2011, 08:00 ET AASHTO Board Elects Michigan's Steudle and Rhode Island's Lewis

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors voted at its annual meeting in Detroit Monday to elect...


Oct 17, 2011, 08:30 ET Washington State & Florida Honored for America's Best Transportation Projects

$10,000 Prizes Awarded for Congestion Management & Interstate Interchange The people have spoken, casting more than 100,000 votes in the...


Aug 31, 2011, 11:44 ET Ten Best American Transportation Projects Vie for top Honors

States to Compete for National Grand Prize and People's Choice Award All across America, transportation projects are saving taxpayers money while...


Aug 23, 2011, 10:45 ET AASHTO President Martinovich Stresses Urgency of Sustaining Federal Transportation Funding at Current Levels

More than 500,000 jobs and countless state and local projects to modernize and improve transportation across the U.S. are in jeopardy, according to...


Jan 19, 2011, 11:00 ET Facebook, YouTube Campaign Urges Americans to Tell Congress About Transportation Needs

As Congress begins work on a new transportation bill, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today...


Dec 22, 2010, 16:03 ET A Look Ahead: AASHTO's Top 10 Transportation Issues in 2011

With a new majority in the House, a new chairman and many new members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as a...


Sep 07, 2010, 11:01 ET States Stand Ready to Respond to President Obama's Transportation Investments With $80 Billion in Ready-to-Go Projects

Transportation agencies reacted positively to news that President Barack Obama plans to include immediate transportation investment in his recipe...


Aug 30, 2010, 12:00 ET Rural America: No Escape for Highway Capacity Crisis, Study Says

Rising congestion in popular tourist destinations, inadequate roads to serve growing agricultural and energy output, and emerging cities that are...


Jul 08, 2010, 12:18 ET Growing Freight Demands Reaching Transportation Crisis, AASHTO Study Says

In 10 years, an additional 1.8 million trucks will be on the road; in 20 years, for every two trucks today, another one will be added....


Jun 15, 2010, 09:30 ET Recovery Projects Among Big Transportation Winners in Northeast Competition

Highway users in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and New York are benefiting from less congestion, improved safety, and greater productivity as...


Jun 04, 2010, 15:34 ET What is America's Best Transportation Project for 2010? 28 States and DC Compete for Top Prize

The seismic retrofit of one of America's signature bridges and an environmentally sensitive reconstruction project that will relieve severe...


May 19, 2010, 09:12 ET Mississippi State DOT to Release New Data on Economic Impact of Ports

Inland and Gulf Coast ports in the state of Mississippi produce tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in payroll, according to new data...


May 06, 2010, 15:06 ET Projects Urgently Needed by States to Address Capacity Challenges

Congestion, growth, and improved safety are three reasons state departments of transportation say they need to increase highway and bridge capacity...


Apr 21, 2010, 18:31 ET AASHTO Releases Report Calling for Balanced Approach to 'Livability'

The U.S. Department of Transportation has indicated that livability is among the Administration's top priorities for future transportation funding....


Mar 12, 2010, 11:56 ET Safety Coalition Urges Congress to Help Cut Highway Deaths

The State Highway Safety Alliance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have joined forces to call for an aggressive plan to...


Mar 01, 2010, 14:10 ET Concerned Transportation Officials Address Federal Program Shutdown

AASHTO President and VP Lead Call for Immediate Congressional Action Following an emergency meeting today to discuss the impact of the current...