AASHTO names RAC vice chair

July 2nd, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named Cynthia Smith, state research engineer with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as vice chair of the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee or RAC. Cynthia Smith. Photo courtesy of Mississippi DOT. The RAC is a subset of the AASHTO Special Committee on […]

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State DOT projects receive 2024 environmental awards

June 14th, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded 2024 Environmental Excellence Awards (EEAs) to several state departments of transportation projects and programs. Photo courtesy of NCDOT. Those awards were handed out at the joint meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Environment and Sustainability and Committee on Transportation System Security […]

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NOCoE committee names new chair, vice chair

May 24th, 2024

The National Operations Center of Excellence or NOCoE Technical Advisory Committee recently named a new chair and vice chair, appointed by Scott Marler, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, who serves as the chair of the NOCoE Strategic Advisory Council. Laurie Matkowski, at left, and Galen McGill. NOCoE is a partnership of the American […]

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Montana DOT’s Burke wins AASHTOWare Prismatic Award

May 22nd, 2024

Patricia Walsh Burke – a traffic safety engineering section supervisor for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) – recently received the Prismatic Legacy Award for her work on behalf of AASHTOWare. Photo by MDT. Graphic design by AASHTO. AASHTOWare, a division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, offers a suite of […]

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Seventh AASHTO Re:source Technical Exchange sees growth

May 3rd, 2024

AASHTO re:source is a technical service program offered by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that provides services and tools through three major programs: the Laboratory Assessment Program, the Proficiency Sample Program, and the AASHTO Accreditation Program. Almost 250 people attended the 7th annual AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange or “TechEx” at The […]

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AASHTO names CKM vice chair

April 3rd, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named Lorri Economy – chief learning officer for the Utah Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as vice chair of the organization’s Committee on Knowledge Management (CKM). Lorri Economy. Photo courtesy of Utah DOT. Economy has been a long-time active member of the CKM, […]

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Montana DOT director retiring

March 22nd, 2024

Malcom “Mack” Long, director of the Montana Department of Transportation, plans to retire on March 22, with Larry Flynn – Montana DOT’s deputy director – stepping in to serve as the agency’s interim director. Malcolm “Mack” Long. Photo courtesy of Montana DOT. Appointed by Governor Greg Gianforte (R) as director in January 2021, Long brought 25 […]

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WSDOT’s Millar receives 2024 OPAL Award from ASCE

February 20th, 2024

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently awarded one of its 2024 Outstanding Projects and Leadership or OPAL awards to Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation and immediate past president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation and immediate past […]

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AASHTO appoints new leaders to several committees

February 15th, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently appointed several new leaders to various committees within its organization. Cameron Kergaye, director of research and innovation at the Utah Department of Transportation, has been named to a two-year term as vice chair of the AASHTO Special Committee on Research and Innovation, as well as […]

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AASHTO seeks nominations for two key award programs

February 13th, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is seeking nominations for the 2024 America’s Transportation Awards competition and its President’s Transportation Awards. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. AASHTO said the online nomination portal for the 2024 America’s Transportation Awards is open through April 12. Click here to submit a nomination for this year’s contest. This program, now in […]

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