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AASHTO Announces the Retirement of Frederick G. Wright

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announces that Frederick G. “Bud ” Wright, Executive Director about the retirement by the end of 2018. Wright joined association in November 2012 and contributed to the development of strategic plan to focus on all transportation modes. Previously he served as the executive director of Federal Highway Administration from...

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AASHTO announces Grand Prize and Peoples Choice Award Winners.

Announcing Grand Prize and Peoples Choice Award Winners, AASHTO, AAA and U.S declared Connecticut Department of Transportation as Grand Prize winner and Florida Department of Transportation as Peoples Choice Award winner in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition. Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and Eller Drive Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Overpass as award winning...

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AASHTO Board Of Directors elect new association president and vice president.

Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt, P.E was elected as association’s president by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Board of Directors. He declared that he aims to implement AASHTO's strategic plan that was adopted in November 2014, which called for a review of the committee structure and operations. Tennessee Department of...

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Top 12 Transportation Projects compete for final national awards.

AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced- finalists in 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition. From 84 nominated projects last spring, 12 projects from 10 state departments of transportation are competing for national Grand Prize and People's Choice Award. The nation will decide, through online voting, which projects receive People's Choice Award, while...

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AASHTO and FHWA Sign Agreement promotes environmental excellence.

AASHTO was awarded 5-year cooperative agreement by Federal Highway Administration- (FHWA) to continue the Center for Environmental Excellence. Goals include advancing strategic national program to maximize efficiency, reliability, and consistency in delivering environmentally sound transportation projects, programs, and services. Under this cooperative agreement, the Center will expand areas of...

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National Transportation Competition recognizes 5 states.

DOTs in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee won awards in national competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more travel options to consumers. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA motor club, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes projects in 3...

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Competition honors 5 states for transportation projects.

DOTs in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin won awards in national competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more travel options to consumers. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA motor club, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards recognize best transportation projects in 3...

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WASHTO Awards State DOTs for outstanding transportation projects.

Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced 7 America's Transportation Awards" winners at its conference in Laramie, WY. Respectively winners in large, medium, and small project group categories- were Washington State DOT, Oregon DOT, Idaho Transportation Department (Quality of Life/Community Development); Texas, Colorado, and South Dakota DOTs (Best...

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Transportation Projects Awards were claimed by 7 northeast states.

Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) announced winners of America's Transportation Awards, which highlights excellence in construction projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more mobility options. Transportation projects categories were Quality of Life/Community Development, Best Use of Innovation, and Under Budget, and 7...

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State DOTs increase roadway design flexibility.

Resolution adopted by committee comprised of engineers that represent state DOTs directs development of more flexible highway and street design guidance. AASHTO's Standing Committee on Highways approved said resolution during its annual spring meeting. Formally known as A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets," AASHTO's Green Book consists of research-based, peer-developed...

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