AASHTO Picks Top 10 Transportation Projects

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selects its issues to look for in the year ahead, including more legislation aimed at distracted drivers and the use of social media by transportation agencies.
January 7, 2010, 1pm PST | Tim Halbur
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From AASHTO's Top 10:

"8) Adopting Social Media to Provide the Latest Traffic and Travel Information

Eighty percent of state departments of transportation are now using Twitter as well as an array of other "social media" to release information on traffic incidents, road closings, weather emergencies and other transportation-related information. Thousands of travelers have signed up to use this service. In Mississippi, Twitter sites have been set up to guide drivers through hurricane evacuations."

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Published on Monday, January 4, 2010 in ThomasNet News
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