AASHTO


Governor-Elect Reappoints UDOT Executive Director

Utah Governor-Elect Spencer R. Cox reappointed Carlos Braceras today as the executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). For the past seven years, Braceras has been responsible for UDOT's more than 1,700 employees and the design, construction and maintenance of Utah's 6,000-mile system of roads and highways....


Financially Stressed PennDOT Should Get $410M from New Bill

Pennsylvania will benefit from a new target of funding in the federal stimulus package approved Dec. 21: state departments of transportation, where financially beleaguered PennDOT is expected to receive $410.1 million....


State DOTs Face Challenges Clearing Roads in Winter

To keep roads free of snow and ice in the wintertime requires the right mix of people, equipment and chemicals, two state departments of transportation explained recently — components that now also must include COVID-19 infection contingencies....


Vecellio Group Chief Honored With National Highway Progress Award

Leo A. Vecellio Jr., chairman, president and CEO of West Palm Beach, Fla. based Vecellio Group Inc. , and past chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), is the 2020 recipient of the George S....


Industry Hopes for Quick Action on FAST Act Extension

The transportation construction industry anticipates the one-year extension of the FAST Act surface transportation authorization, which is set to expire at the end of September. Passage of the extension looks likely after Congress reached a tentative agreement on Sept....


California Gets 'Quick Relief' Funds for Wildfire Damage

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued two packets of "quick release" Emergency Relief or ER funds to California (and Oregon) agencies to pay for repairs to transportation infrastructure damaged by wildfires raging across several western states....


State Projects Earn America's Transportation Awards

Three of the state's major freeway and highway projects have earned regional awards in a national transportation competition that focuses on efforts to strengthen communities, improve the quality of life and foster a more efficient economy....


Border West Expressway Wins Regional Achievement Award

The Border West Expressway (BWE) has been recognized for improving transportation in the El Paso area. The $640 million, 7.4-mi. roadway that runs along the U.S.-Mexico border and completes a loop around El Paso is one of 11 transportation projects that earned regional recognition as part of America's Transportation Awards....


DOTD's Eric Kalivoda Wins Prestigious National Award

Eric Kalivoda, deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, recently was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award. The award is the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) top award and is presented each year to someone who has "rendered continuous outstanding service over an extended period of time or have made some exceptional contribution to the art and science of highway engineering." Kalivoda has served on the executive staff as the deputy secretary for the past ten years....


FDOT Projects Receive Recognition From America's Transportation Awards

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received two regional awards for the S.R. 82 Widening Project and SunTrax Phase 1 from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) as part of the annual America's Transportation Awards competition....






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