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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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  • Soon, vertical gardens on Metro, Monorail pillars
    Hindustan Times

    Soon, vertical gardens on Metro, Monorail pillars

    After its plans to develop vertical gardens under 23 flyovers in the city, the Mumbai civic body will now join cities like Delhi and Bengaluru with its proposal to develop vertical gardens on Metro and Monorail pillars, and the pillars of flyovers maintained by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The civic body will first install rain-durable sheets against the pillars, along with stands to hold the plant pots. The civic body's garden department will carry out the work. A proposal for this project will be tabled before the general body meeting this Thursday. Last year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) proposed to beautify 23 spaces under flyovers in the city,

  • WCTV Tallahassee

    2 teens killed in dirt bike accident on I-75 in Cook County

    By:Krista Monk | WALB COOK CO., Ga. (WALB) - Two teens were killed after the dirt bike they were on was hit by another vehicle on I-75 early Sunday morning, according to Cook County Coroner Tim Purvis. Alexis Skye West, 15, of Tifton, and Alexis May Robinson, 16, of Tifton, were both riding on the same dirt bike when it was hit by a vehicle around around 3 a.m., Purvis told WALB News 10. Purvis said the accident happened in the north part of Cook County on I-75 about two miles past the county line. There were no lights on the bike and West and Robinson were not wearing helmets, according to Purvis. Purvis said the driver of the vehicle was shaken up but not seriously injured. Georgia State Patrol

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class get plug-in hybrid option in Europe
    Autoblog

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class get plug-in hybrid option in Europe

    The 2019 Frankfurt auto show in September will see Mercedes-Benz introduce plug-in hybrid versions of its smallest, most affordable models: the A-Class and B-Class. The 250e suffix denotes compact Mercedes models with plug-in hybrid power. The A250e and the B250e both rely on a turbocharged, 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a motor that draws electricity from a 330-pound, 15.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.

  • Car buyers are firmly in the driving seat after new car sales slump
    Daily Mirror

    Car buyers are firmly in the driving seat after new car sales slump

    A slump in new car sales means buyers can drive a hard bargain. Research found savvy drivers were able to negotiate a near £2,600 saving on the average new motor in the first half of this year. But the biggest savings was a chunky £5,767, or a more than a fifth, off the advertised price. Buyers are firmly in the driving seat after a sharp drop in new car sales. Sales fell 4.1% last year, the worst for seven years. Researchers from What Car? visited dealers to see what the best deal they could get on a new car, by offering cash and haggling. Citroen was found to offer the biggest average discount, at just under 12%.   Next was Volkswagen, at 11.1%, Vauxhall, 10.5%, and Seat, 10.2%. Mercedes-Benz

  • An Angry Sweden Demands Answers After a Russian Su-27 Came 20 Meters Close to a Swedish SIGINT Aircraft
    The National Interest

    An Angry Sweden Demands Answers After a Russian Su-27 Came 20 Meters Close to a Swedish SIGINT Aircraft

    According to Colonel Anders Persson, the Russian fighter jet pilot behaved aggressively.As reported by The Local, Russia’s ambassador to Sweden has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Feb. 24, 2019 to explain why a Russian Navy Su-27 came within 20 meters of a Swedish military aircraft on Feb. 19.The Swedish aircraft is likely a Gulfstream IV that is modified with Signals intelligence (SIGINT) payloads.Foreign Ministry press spokeswoman Diana Qudhaib told SVT that the Russian ambassador will meet with the ministry’s head of European security policy on Feb. 25.“The Foreign Ministry views this incident as serious. The Russian plane acted in an improper and unprofessional manner in a way that jeopardized flight safety,” Qudhaib told the broadcaster.The Swedish SIGINT plane was on a routine mission in international air space over the Baltic Sea between Gotland and the Baltics when a Russian Su-27 fighter jet took off from Kaliningrad and approached the Swedish plane.According to Colonel Anders Persson, the Russian fighter jet pilot behaved aggressively.“First they passed from the front and they came back and positioned themselves very, very close – closer than usual,” he told news agency TT.Persson said that the Russian Su-27 was at one point within 20 meters of the Swedish plane. He said the “offensive behavior” was likely a signal from Russia that it did not believe the Swedish plane “should be where we were”.The Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) reported the incident to the government, and now the Foreign Ministry said it wants answers.“This took place over international waters and the Swedish plane was fully within its right to fly in the area,” Qudhaib said.Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist called the incident “unacceptable”.“This was very unnecessary, provocative and very dangerous,” he said.This article by Dario Leone originally appeared on The Aviation Geek Club in 2019.Image: DVIDShub.

  • Audi R8 LMS GT2 tackles Laguna Seca during its first American outing
    Autoblog

    Audi R8 LMS GT2 tackles Laguna Seca during its first American outing

    The winged and lowered Audi R8 LMS GT2 made its American debut on the Laguna Seca track in Monterey, Calif. Autoblog suited up, put on a racing helmet, and rode shotgun as nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen explored the upper echelons of the naturally-aspirated V10's rev range. "I love this car," Kristensen said with a smile before speeding off towards Laguna Seca's turn number five. The square-shaped screen that replaces the R8's digital, driver-configurable instrument cluster announced over 140 mph as Kristensen approached turn number six, which leads to the Rahal Straight.

  • CBI gets time to probe survivor car accident
    Hindustan Times

    CBI gets time to probe survivor car accident

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday gave two more weeks to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete its probe into last month's road crash in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer sustained grievous injuries. The woman and lawyer are still in critical condition at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi where they are being treated. A bench led by justice Deepak Gupta accepted CBI's request for more time to complete the probe after it was told that both the survivor and lawyer were not in a condition to record their statements. Although the CBI sought four more weeks to complete the investigations, the court gave it two weeks. “On perusal of the report

  • Portland woman with 2 DUII convictions charged with manslaughter, DUII following fatal crash
    OregonLive.com

    Portland woman with 2 DUII convictions charged with manslaughter, DUII following fatal crash

    A 36-year-old woman who was driving on a suspended license for a previous drunken driving conviction has been arrested and charged with manslaughter and a slew of other crimes in connection with a fatal crash Friday in Northeast Portland. Portland police arrested Dorothy Rafeh and charged her with second degree manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, felony failure to perform the duties of a driver, and misdemeanor driving with a suspended or revoked license. Police said Rafeh was driving southbound on Northeast 122nd Avenue Friday evening when she attempted to turn left onto Stanton Street. She struck a motorcyclist headed northbound, police said. That man,

  • JPD gets new traffic cars with e-ticket writers inside
    WJTV Jackson

    JPD gets new traffic cars with e-ticket writers inside

    Jackson Police Department unveils new squad cars for officers. 12 news' Shay O'Connor attended the news conference in Jackson and gave us the details. Officials say the new vehicles are for the Traffic Enforcement Unit. The conference gave way to what officials say is a new future for Jackson. Sam Brown, Public Information Officer with Jackson Police Department, says with improvements being made in downtown Jackson and surrounding areas, community members need to see parking enforcement present and on the job. “We try to be up on technology and vehicles. And let the citizens know their tax dollars are going to good causes. Traffic enforcement is out working all day. The heat is a problem. The

  • Ardrey Kell Rd. closed for water line fix. Traffic delays to last through rush hour.
    Charlotte Observer

    Ardrey Kell Rd. closed for water line fix. Traffic delays to last through rush hour.

    Ardrey Kell Road is closed Monday afternoon near Rea Road in southern Mecklenburg County as crews fix a broken water main. Traffic delays were expected through the evening rush hour.

  • The Last Mile: Cars That Will Be Discontinued For 2020
    Forbes

    The Last Mile: Cars That Will Be Discontinued For 2020

    Sedans and coupes are fast becoming endangered species, as America's love affair with trucks and sport utility vehicles continues to grow unfettered. Some automakers, particularly Asian brands, are for the most part sticking with their passenger-car lines, while the domestics are winnowing them down considerably.  Dodge and Chrysler were the first brands to shed sedans from their lineups, with Ford and General Motors in the process of paring them from their fleets. GM will be shedding five separate car lines from Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet showrooms at the end of the current model year. Ford is in the process of dumping both large and small cars from its stable, with the midsize Fusion planned

  • Former Texas Longhorn Cedric Benson dies in West Austin motorcycle crash
    KRIV

    Former Texas Longhorn Cedric Benson dies in West Austin motorcycle crash

    Two people are dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a minivan in West Austin Saturday night. Benson was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, told the Associated Press that Austin law enforcement informed him Benson was one of the two killed in the crash.

  • The Porsche Taycan just completed 2,148 miles in 24 hours on the Nardo test ring
    Autoblog

    The Porsche Taycan just completed 2,148 miles in 24 hours on the Nardo test ring

    Porsche says a pre-production Taycan managed to cover 2,128.1 miles in a single 24-hour period on the Nardo high-speed test track. Its only stops were for charging and driver changes — six factory test drivers shared the duties over the 24-hour test. How was Porsche able to get enough charge into the battery pack fast enough to cover all those miles?

  • Work Set To Begin On Retaining Wall Along Nadine Road In Penn Hills
    CBS Pittsburgh

    Work Set To Begin On Retaining Wall Along Nadine Road In Penn Hills

    PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A landslide caused a retaining wall to overturn and part of Nadine Road between Allegheny River Boulevard and Lincoln Road in Penn Hills to collapse in July and it has been closed to traffic since. The repairs are set to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 a.m. and are expected to last around two months. Repairs include removal of the overturned wall, excavation, construction of a new wall and road repairs. Traffic will continue to be detoured using Allegheny River Boulevard, Sandy Creek Road, Verona Road, and Lincoln Road.

  • Pedestrian killed by car in Fremont late Sunday night
    MercuryNews.com

    Pedestrian killed by car in Fremont late Sunday night

    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car late Sunday night in Fremont, police said. The vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was driving northbound on Paseo Padre Parkway when it hit the man just before midnight, said Fremont Police Sgt. Shawn Decker. When officers arrived on the scene, the victim, about 50, was lying unconscious in the northbound lanes of Paseo Padre midway between Walnut Avenue and Capitol Avenue, in front of a shopping center, police said. Paramedics arrived and prepared to take the man to the hospital, but he died before he could be transported, police said. The driver, an 18-year-old woman from Fremont, stopped after the collision, has cooperated with police and has not been arrested,