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Infrastructure Funding Outlook Challenged by Growing Impact of Vehicle Efficiency Rules

Jul 22, 2016
A new report on the U.S. vehicle fuel efficiency standards from 2012 says manufacturers are well on their way to meeting stiff 2025 requirements fo...

USDOT Launches ‘Build America Bureau’ for Most of Its Infrastructure Finance Programs

Jul 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation used new authority under the five-year Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act to open what it calls the ...

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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...

Fly Away! Six States and FHWA Will Collaborate to Enhance Pollinator Habitat along New Monarch Highway

May 26, 2016
​DES MOINES, IOWA - Six state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration today signed a memorandum of agreement that will...
​This Transportation State to State video takes you to Washington, California, Nevada and North Carolina to see what’s happening on the front lines at State Departments of Transportation across America....
Posted: Jul 22, 2016
​In this episode of On the Go with AASHTO, Transportation TV takes you to America’s heartland for an up-close look at the Iowa Department of Transportation. Our tour guide is Iowa DOT Director and...
Posted: Jul 7, 2016
​60 years ago President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which was also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, into law on June 29, 1956. Within a few...
Posted: Jun 24, 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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Stormwater Field Guides

The Construction Stormwater Field Guide is a quick reference for inspectors and resident engineers in construction on topics related to installation, maintenance, and inspection of common best management practices. Using this guide helps departments of transportation stay in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for improving stormwater quality, and provides guidance where local publications may currently be lacking. 2016. 94 pp.

The Maintenance Stormwater Field Guide is a quick reference for maintenance staff on topics related to best management practices in inspections and common operational practices. Good housekeeping and other pollution source control measures are also presented. Using this guide helps departments of transportation stay in compliance with federal and state regulations for stormwater quality, as well as achieve a greater level of environmental stewardship. 2016. 65 pp.

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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.