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AASHTO to install highway safety devices

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials established a schedule Tuesday for updating roadside safety hardware devices throughout the National Highway System to meet new safety standards. AASHTO is set to update new safety standards in MASH in 2016. MASH provides details for crash testing both permanent and temporary highway safety features. Read More »

DOTs monitor El Nino for winter weather effects

A recent survey from the AASHTO showed that 70 percent of the nation’s state departments of transportation (DOTs) have been monitoring El Nino for possible winter weather effects in their respective areas. El Nino is an ocean and atmospheric phenomenon that is difficult to track. Because of its unpredictable nature, many DOTs have made preparations for winter weather just in case. Read More »

AASHTO renews partnership with OSHA for heightened work zone safety

AASHTO repartnered with the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Thursday to improve the safety in work zones located along the highway. The renewed agreement allows the partners to offer information and guidance to their members, and includes access to education in the form of training resources to help members protect their safety and health within the work zones. Read More »

U.S. DOT institute raises awareness of transportation funding options

A new institute affiliated with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently announced that it will host its first live webinar to increase public awareness of options for transportation investment. The webinar will be about an innovative public-private partnership that will replace or repair hundreds of bridges that are structurally inadequate. Read More »

Top 10 transportation projects join national awards competition

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AAA recently announced the list of the top 10 project finalists that are competing in the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards contest; for the year 2015, there has been a total of 48 projects from 24 states involved in the competition. Read More »

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