The trade group that represents state departments of transportation told congressional leaders they should use tax reform "to address the nation's transportation investment crisis," but instead have proposed bills that not only miss the opportunity but would make it "nearly...
President Trump asked Congress Nov. 17 to appropriate another $44 billion in supplemental disaster aid that includes funds for storm-damaged transportation systems, but would help offset that new spending by stripping $1 billion from normal federal-aid highway funds.
The AASHTO Journal, which normally publishes on the last business day of each week, will not publish during the holiday-shortened week of Thanksgiving. It will return with the issue of Dec. 1.
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced a partnership with the E-470 Public Highway Authority that operates a toll road and "next-generation transportation company" Arrivo to build what they said will be "the first ever 'Arrivo' super-urban network to serve the greater...
Gov. Ricardo Rosello is asking President Trump and Congress to provide Puerto Rico with more than $5.84 billion in disaster aid just to cover repairs to the island territory's hurricane-damaged roads, bridges, seaports and airports.
The Senate approved two more nominees for senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation – Derek Kan to be undersecretary for policy and Steven Bradbury as general counsel.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it has secured $382 million in long-term, low-interest loans through two programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and will use the funds exclusively on its project to deploy crash-avoidance "positive train control" systems.
The California Department of Transportation announced that it had amended a $317-million contract for new passenger railcars for both it and the Illinois DOT, and replacing manufacturer Nippon Sharyo with Siemens to work with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2.62 million in emergency relief grants to rebuild and repair federal-aid and federal lands roads in Oregon that were damaged by natural disasters that include severe winter storms and flooding, said Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.
The Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration said it awarded a $2.2 million grant to the city of Davenport, Iowa, to build a new freight rail interchange track and rail spur to serve a new manufacturing facility and other businesses locating in the city's industrial park.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said 22 percent of commercial trucks and buses were put out of service for various types of vehicle violations during this year's "brake safety day" special inspection push.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation said it will prohibit truck traffic from one lane of an interstate highway bridge in the Charleston area for "at least" three months as it tests supporting cables.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has reopened the Beaver Creek Bridge on La. 10 in St. Helena Parish that "had to be completely rebuilt following irreparable damage during the catastrophic August 2016 floods."
The West Virginia Parkways Authority said it will launch a corporate sponsor program for the state's turnpike, an 88-mile toll road that stretches from the capitol city of Charleston to the Route 460 Interchange at Milepost 9 near Princeton.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of nearly $4.52 million to the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad to rebuild a bridge over the Wisconsin River near Wauzeka.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said its project to remove toll collection booths from Interstate 90 and transition to all-electronic tolling has paid off in shorter commute times and less traffic congestion.
AASHTO is taking applications through Dec. 11 for a program manager-operations in its Washington, D.C., offices, to handle a variety of technology initiatives.
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