AASHTO, NACE huddle

News AASHTO Journal April 03, 2002
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The American Association of State Highways & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Association of County Engineers

The American Association of State Highways & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) have signed an agreement aimed at coordinating both groups' work to improve transportation infrastructure.


Key goals of the pact include increasing education, technology transfer, cooperation and collaboration and promotion of the transportation profession. AASHTO and NACE will assist both county and state transportation professionals in promoting safety and security, enhancing mobility, advancing communities' economic growth and development, and protecting communities and the environment affected by transportation.


In the pact the two groups have agreed to:


*To cooperate in efforts to understand the needs and limitations of local county transportation and state department of transportation professionals and work together in creating a seamless transportation network;


*To educate Americans about the significance of infrastructure investment and its role in sustaining our quality of life;


*To provide mutual assistance in areas of education and training;


*To carry out programs and practices that are cost-effective, safe and environmentally sustainable;


*To develop cross membership in pertinent AASHTO and NACE conferences and committees; and


*To explore cooperative marketing of publications, software products and other technical services.


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