Via AASHTO Journal
The Federal Highway Administration issued a final regulation Dec. 2 that will, effective Jan. 3, allow state transportation agencies to use the "construction manager/general contractor" method for federal-aid highway projects nationwide, an innovation that allows project designers to tap the know-how of actual builders during the design phase.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is seeking a graduate student to work in the National Operations Center of excellence (NOCoE) during the spring 2017 semester. Questions are due no later than COB December 15, to the attention of Mr. Strat Cavros, AASHTO Manager of Acquisitions, Contracts & Business Development (Contracts Manager), at firstname.lastname@example.org. AASHTO will strive to answer questions and send those answers by e-mails to prospective interns by December 22.
This 13-minute video is part of a broader Security Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Training Program for Highway Division employees at MassDOT. The training is being conducted by the Security and Emergency Management Department (SEM) at MassDOT. The video and other parts of the training were developed with support from the Highway Operations Center and the Massachusetts State Police.
Digital construction management practices helped the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation save more than $1 million on projects across the state this year, officials said this week.
The successful use of PennDOT's Engineering Construction Management System (ECMS) for highway and bridge construction was one of several items highlighted by the agency in a year-end report on department initiatives.
Via AASHTO Journal
Kansas and federal officials held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Nov. 29 to mark substantial completion of the largest highway project in the history of the state Department of Transportation – a complex three-year, $288 million construction program called phase two of the Johnson County Gateway project.
The National Operations Center of Excellence is proud to support the exceptional efforts taking place within the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) focus area, all the first responders and transportation operations personnel involved. Too many responders and motorists are dying on America's roads. We must get the Nation to focus on collaborating to reduce this trend. In August 2016, NHTSA released an analysis of 2015 statistics on road crashes. The news surprised those monitoring highway fatalities and injuries.