Accessibility

AASHTO launches transit awareness campaign

Posted on April 2, 2009

With the expiration date looming for the current federal transportation authorization, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has launched a national campaign to build awareness and provide information on the critical needs of the U.S. transportation system.

 

“Are We There Yet? We Can Be!” is designed to be a one-stop shop for current information on the condition of the country's infrastructure, state examples of successful projects, innovative technology, and focused solutions that can be shared with the public, media, business and community groups, and lawmakers.

 

The campaign Website, http://arewethereyet.transportation.org/, outlines the AASHTO authorization proposals and includes facts about America's transportation infrastructure as well as a host of examples and information on issues ranging from safety and congestion to freight and transit. AASHTO's new television Web channel, www.TransportationTV.org, offers interviews with key members of Congress; information on issues, such as the Highway Trust Fund; backgrounders and a weekly news show devoted to transportation issues.

 

The campaign stresses three key points: state DOTs are accountable; their projects are community-driven; and their work is performance based – on-time, on-budget and using the most innovative technologies.

 

As part of its campaign, AASHTO also plans to continue to issue a series of reports on critical elements of our infrastructure, including in the coming weeks, its annual “Bottom Line” report, and “Rough Roads Ahead” which looks at pavement conditions and preserving the transportation system. Finally, community and business leaders as well as elected officials and the media can take action through the campaign to keep updated on legislative events, share information, and offer their own insights into the state of transportation today.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Mismanagement, service failures cited in N.Y. MTA paratransit audit

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers left stranded; 2.5 million pick-up and drop-off times may have been manipulated to show more favorable performance and less than 50% of one car service’s trips were on-time, according to the New York City Comptroller audit.

Laketran buys 12 paratransit vehicles to meet Dial-a-Ride demand

The new buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift, fold-up seats to accommodate up to four wheelchairs, slip-resistant flooring, an electronic transit door, and a central heating and cooling unit.

Uber to launch ADA-friendly service in Chicago

The new rides, offered through a two-tiered product called UberAccess, will let customers request wheelchair-accessible vehicles or rides helmed by drivers with special training.

Valley Metro, regional paratransit providers do away with transfers

Peoria's acting public works and utility director said for residents a trip that now take two hours to get into Phoenix will drop to about a half hour.

Translink CEO addresses fare gate accessibility concerns

Attendants are meant to be present at accessible transit stations at all times to help any passengers who are unable to physically tap their Compass cards at the gate themselves.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close