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AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting

Oct 23, 2020
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting – held via a virtual format November 9-13 ...

CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks

Oct 23, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a “strong recommendation” for public transportation passengers and transit ...

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National Competition Will Decide America’s Two Best Transportation Projects

Sep 8, 2020
Online Voters and Expert Judges to Choose Winners from Twelve Finalists WASHINGTON—After 79 project nominees from 36 State Departments ...

Western State DOT Projects that Save Lives, Focus on Resiliency and Improve Community Quality of Life Win Regional Awards

Aug 20, 2020
WASHINGTON— Transportation projects in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington State earned regional recognition ...

Southern State DOT Projects that Increase Safety, Add Multi-Modal Transportation Options, and Utilize Innovative Technology Win Regional Awards

Aug 19, 2020
WASHINGTON— Transportation projects in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia earned regional recognition in the America’...

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Featured Publication

  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 9th Edition

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    The AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications are intended for use in the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of bridges. The specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology, using factors developed from current statistical knowledge of loads and structural performance. This new 9th edition includes revisions to almost all sections of the specifications.
  • Guide Specifications for Highway Construction, 10th Edition

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    These guide specifications provide guidance for developing transportation contract specifications and are the national standard for best practices in highway and road construction. This consensus-based guide is used by states and local agencies as a standard requirement for roadway construction contracts and is a basis for those in developing their own construction specifications. This edition focuses on electronic submittals, updated environmental requirements, and revised materials specifications. The guide is designed for use with the AASHTO .....
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  • Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: A Manual of Practice, 3rd Edition

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    This 2020 3rd edition includes the following revisions and updates from the previous 2015 2nd edition: new fracture mechanics-based model for reflective cracking in AC overlays over flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid pavements; new mechanistic-empirical model for short jointed plain concrete pavement (SJPCP) overlays of flexible pavements; new flexible and semi-rigid pavement global calibration coefficients; addition of non-structural preventative maintenance treatment consideration for flexible and rigid pavements; addition of five level 3 default distributions for normalized axle load spectra (.....
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  • Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, and AASHTO Provisional Standards, 40th Edition, 2020, Single-User PDF Download

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    The AASHTO Materials Standards contain specifications, test methods, and provisional standards commonly used in the construction of highway facilities. The Materials Standards are updated three times per year, in mid-April, mid-June, and at the end of July. The April Update revises the sections on Hydraulic Cement and Lime, Fresh Concrete, Hardened Concrete, Pavement Measurement, Bridge and Pavement Preservation, and Quality Assurance and Environmental. The June Update revises the sections on General Manufactured Materials, including Concrete .....
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  • A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 7th Edition, Single User PDF Download

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    A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 7th Edition, 2018, commonly referred to as the “Green Book,” contains the current design research and practices for highway and street geometric design. This edition presents an updated framework for geometric design that is more flexible, multimodal, and performance-based than in the past. The document provides guidance to engineers and designers who strive to make unique design solutions that meet the needs of all highway and street .....
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AASHTO – The American Association of State Highway and 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 transportation modes, including air, highways, public transportation, active 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.