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Finding the Future Workforce for State DOTs Becoming Tougher

Aug 17, 2018
Photo: Idaho DOT With the unemployment rate hitting an 18-year low of 4 percent this July and “Baby Boom” ...

GHSA Report Examines ‘Human Interaction’ Issues with CAVs

Aug 17, 2018
Photo: General Motors A new 41-page report on connected-autonomous vehicles or CAVs by the Governors Highway Safety Association ...

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Southeast Transportation Projects Honored in National Competition

Aug 7, 2018
​HOUSTON –Eight outstanding transportation projects from six southeastern states were honored today in the third regional America's Transportation ...

Northeast Transportation Projects Win Big in National Competition

Jul 11, 2018
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – State departments of transportation across the country are working to make transportation systems stronger and ...

Five Western States Honored in National Transportation Competition

Jun 13, 2018
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Outstanding state department of transportation projects that tested innovative ways to improve driver safety ...

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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

Featured Publication

  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications, 4th Edition

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    The AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications are intended for use in the construction of bridges. The specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology, and are designed to be used in conjunction with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Revisions from the 3rd edition of this title include a complete revision of Section 3, Temporary Works, and changes to Section 10, Prestressing; Section 11, Steel Structures; Section 19, Bridge Deck Joint Seals; and Section 27, Concrete Culverts.
  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 8th Edition

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    These specifications cover the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of highway bridges. The design provisions of these specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology, which is based on structural reliability theory, and calibrated to achieve a target level of reliability. Updates to this edition include: * A completely updated and revised Section 5 on Concrete Structures (Appendix E5, comparing the 7th and 8th Edition versions of this Section can be downloaded below) * New, simplified steel .....
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  • Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware, Second Edition, Single User PDF Download

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    This manual encourages consistency in testing and evaluation of roadside safety features. It includes a new matrix for cable barrier testing on slopes, modifications to several test vehicle dimensions, and updated test documentation requirements.
  • Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, and AASHTO Provisional Standards, Single User Web-Based One-Year Subscription

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    The AASHTO Materials Standards contain specifications, test methods, and provisional standards commonly used in the construction of highway facilities. They are available as a one-year online subscription. When you subscribe, you will automatically receive access to all updates published during your subscription period, as well as access to recent past editions, with changes between editions highlighted for ease of reference. The Materials Standards are updated three times per year, in mid-April, mid-June, and mid-August. * The .....
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  • Highway Safety Manual, First Edition, 2014 Supplement

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    The Highway Safety Manual Supplement includes two new chapters that help utilize the predictive method to estimate the expected average crash frequency (in total, by crash type, or by crash severity) for both freeways and ramps with known characteristics. The third chapter, Appendix B for Part C, describes two specialized procedures to be used with the predictive method presented in the new Chapters 18 and 19; the first procedure is used to calibrate the predictive models; the .....
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About AASHTO

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.