Committee on Right of Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising Control (CRUO)

AASHTO Liaison
Casey Soneira, Program Manager for Engineering

The CRUO Annual Meeting has been postponed!

Click here to read the letter from AASHTO’s Executive Director regarding the COVID-19 – related postement and FAQ’s
FHWA Office of Real Estate Services will be hosting public listening sessions via webinars to discuss the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for 49 CFR Part 24 (Uniform Act).
Public Listening Session Dates:
  • March 4th (12-2 ET)
  • March 5th (12:30-2:30 ET)
  • March 10th (12-2 ET)
  • March 11th (12-3 ET)
Click HERE for info.

Utility Summit Dates
FHWA is hosting 3 peer exchanges focusing on Utilities in the Federal-aid Right-of-Way.  This year, FHWA’s Office of Real Estate Services is partnering with the Office of Infrastructure to pay the travel expenses, using GSA per diem rates, for up to 2 state DOT representatives, a representative from interested local public agencies and FHWA Division office realty/utility specialists.
The dates and locations are as follows:
Past topics have included broadband/5G, alternative uses of the ROW, utility accommodation/permitting, utility relocation, delays during construction and more.
Attendees should select the utility summit that is closest to their home state to keep travel costs down.  Space and budget is limited so please reserve your seat as soon as possible.

Railroad Community of Interest Meeting
FHWA is also hosting a SHRP2 Railroad Community of Interest Meeting to be held in Denver, CO on June 9-10, 2020.  This meeting will support Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies as Railroad volumes are expected to continue to grow, increasing the importance of effective project coordination between public highway departments and railroads. Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies cements understanding of each agency’s needs and streamlines the coordination process, saving both time and money. Road users will also benefit from on-budget, rapid highway renewal.
Stay tuned for more information on this meeting as the planning develops.
  • AASHTO Right of Way and Utility Resolution to Add Outdoor Advertising Approved- May 20, 2012