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Returning Congress Faces Threat to Remove Billions in Authorized Highway Funding

Aug 26, 2016
​When Congress returns to work on Sept. 6 after a long summer recess, lawmakers face a decision on whether to maintain support for highway program ...

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Aug 26, 2016
​U.S. traffic volume reached a record 1.58 trillion vehicle miles in the first six months of 2016, up 3.3 percent from the previous record of nearl...

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National Competition Honors Five Mid-Western States for Exceptional Transportation Projects

Aug 9, 2016
WASHINGTON – The departments of transportation of five states--Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin--won awards today in a national com...

Seven Western States Win National Awards for Outstanding Transportation Projects

Jun 29, 2016
​WASHINGTON – Today seven western state departments of transportation claimed awards in a national competition highlighting excellence in projects ...

Seven Northeast States Claim National Awards for Outstanding Transportation Projects

Jun 7, 2016
​WASHINGTON - Today seven northeastern states' departments of transportation became the first in 2016 to claim awards in a national competition hig...
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Posted: Aug 23, 2016
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Posted: Aug 12, 2016
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Multi-modal design philosophies have been described using a variety of names, including context sensitive solutions; practical design and complete streets. Regardless of the name, the ultimate goal is always to design a safe transportation system that supports a greater quality of life and robust economy.

Bud WrightAASHTO Executive Director

America’s Transportation Awards showcase the outstanding transportation projects that improve travel and quality of life in the United States. Through these awards, we recognize state DOTs for their diligent efforts to help improve the quality of life and economic prosperity in communities across the country.

Paul TrombinoAASHTO President, and Director, Iowa DOT

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AASHTO – The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials – is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

AASHTO works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government. AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.