Transportation

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents not only highways but air, rail, water, and public transportation as well.
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  • Motorsport

    First GT Academy winner ends 10-year Nissan relationship

    The inaugural winner of gamer-to-racer contest GT Academy, Lucas Ordonez, has announced he is ending his decade-long relationship with Nissan.

  • www.vermont.gov

    State Awarded $20 Million to Rehabilitate Rail Bridges

    State Awarded $20 Million to Rehabilitate Rail Bridges Governor Phil Scott announced the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has been awarded a $20 million federal grant to upgrade 31 rail bridges along the Vermont Railway between Rutland and Hoosick, NY, improving access to freight movement through the national rail system. The project is projected to cost $31 million. The State of Vermont and Vermont Rail Systems will invest $11 million toward the upgrades. "Modernization of the corridor will provide cost-competitive rates for Vermont shippers, most of which are rural businesses, improving economic outcomes for businesses here in Vermont," said Governor Phil Scott. “I want to thank our

  • Highway 101 closed as RCMP respond to 'unfolding situation' in Annapolis Valley
    Atlantic

    Highway 101 closed as RCMP respond to 'unfolding situation' in Annapolis Valley

    A section of Highway 101 is closed in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley as the RCMP respond to what they are calling an “unfolding situation.” Police haven't released any details about the incident, but they do say the public is not at risk. They did confirm the incident is not a collision. Police say Highway 101 will remain closed between exits 15 and 16 for most of the day. Traffic is being rerouted to Highway 1 at exit 14. The Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education tweeted that Somerset and District Elementary School in Berwick is closed for the day, although it didn't specify whether the closure is related to the incident.

  • Driver leaves licence plate behind in alleged hit-and-run accident, causing massive online witch hunt
    Coconuts Singapore

    Driver leaves licence plate behind in alleged hit-and-run accident, causing massive online witch hunt

    Way to go. This article, Driver leaves licence plate behind in alleged hit-and-run accident, causing massive online witch hunt, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. For more Coconuts stories, you can download our app, sign up for our newsletters, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • BNSF Railway Has Worst Rail Traffic Performance among Peers
    Market Realist

    BNSF Railway Has Worst Rail Traffic Performance among Peers

    Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF Railway’s (BRK.B) rail traffic volume declined 2.2% YoY to 214,630 units mainly due to a decrease in intermodal and carload traffic. BNSF’s rail traffic decline in week 48 was in contrast to the 0.4% gain registered by US railroad companies.

  • Sir Norman Tebbit stopped by police after running over tourist's foot outside the Houses of Parliament
    Yahoo News UK

    Sir Norman Tebbit stopped by police after running over tourist's foot outside the Houses of Parliament

    A protester captured the aftermath of an apparent incident where Sir Norman Tebbit ran over the foot of a man outside the Houses of Parliament.

  • Think one L88 Corvette is rare? How about a matching pair!
    AutoClassics

    Think one L88 Corvette is rare? How about a matching pair!

    Mecum has sourced two examples of the rare Corvette L88 model – a matching hard-top and convertible – which will be sold at its Kissimmee sale on January 3-13

  • Testing a $100,000 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450, a luxury coupe with its own perfume system
    CNBC

    Testing a $100,000 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450, a luxury coupe with its own perfume system

    Mack Hogan tested a Mercedes CLS 450, a redesigned four-door coupe that puts luxury first. He says it drives great, turns heads and even has added niceities like a built-in perfume system. Here's his review of the 2019 Mercedes CLS 450.

  • Pune traffic branch on helmet rule: Rs 12.06 lakh in fines from 2,412 offenders
    https://www.hindustantimes.com/

    Pune traffic branch on helmet rule: Rs 12.06 lakh in fines from 2,412 offenders

    The Pune Traffic Branch has fined as many as 2,412 persons for not wearing helmets and recovered a fine of Rs 12.06 lakh from December 4 across the city. The drive is taking place in all the 22 traffic division under the guidance of DCP ( Traffic ) Tejaswi Satpute who has taken a lead in creating helmet literacy among the residents especially the youth with the objective of bringing down accidental deaths due to helmetless riding. Incidentally, the traffic personnel went a step ahead in enforcing the law when they saw two youths riding helmetless inside Wadia College, where they went inside the college campus and fined them. DCP ( Traffic) Tejaswi Satpute confirmed the incident to Hindustan Times and, said, “Policemen and officials took strict action to spread the message of safety among the college students.” A video related to the police action against the two youths went viral across the city on Monday.

  • This Plymouth Road Runner can easily outrun Wile E. Coyote
    AutoClassics

    This Plymouth Road Runner can easily outrun Wile E. Coyote

    This Plymouth Road Runner '440 Six Pack' is just one of 442 with a four-speed gearbox. A recent ground-up restoration makes this muscle car ideal for a collector

  • The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Has Changed Too Little to Stem the Tide of Sedan Defectors
    Car and Driver

    The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Has Changed Too Little to Stem the Tide of Sedan Defectors

    A low-effort update fails to wake up the seven-year-old Passat.

  • Why hasn't FDOT added netting to prevent suicides on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge?
    WTSP-TV Tampa

    Why hasn't FDOT added netting to prevent suicides on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge?

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's another push to add netting to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to prevent people from jumping off. At least a dozen a dozen people have jumped from the top so far this year. One of them was Chris Machesney. The 20-year-old Tampa man died in the early morning on Nov. 18. Now, his father tells our news partners at WWSB he wants changes made. 10News has been following similar stories for years. In 2017, with construction underway on safety nets under the Golden Gate Bridge, 10News Reporter Liz Crawford asked the Florida Department of Transportation if the Sunshine Skyway Bridge could install similar safety measures to stop suicides. At the time, the department told us

  • Romania: Daredevil thieves loot moving truck on highway
    Houston Chronicle

    Romania: Daredevil thieves loot moving truck on highway

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police have detained seven men on suspicion they clambered onto a moving truck and looted laptops and other electrical equipment worth 50,000 euros ($70,000). Police spokesman Dragos-Ciprian Romanescu said the theft occurred late Monday on a main highway in eastern Romania. Romanescu told The Associated Press the men were driving in three cars, one of which was in front of the truck, and another trailing the vehicle. He said at least one of the thieves climbed onto the car bonnet and then entered the truck removing the goods. "It was like in the movies," he said. "They risked their lives." He said the men, aged 27 to 44, had been under police surveillance and