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

AASHTO Liaison
Casey Soneira, Program Manager for Engineering

Technical Subcommittee on Outdoor Advertising Control (TSOAC)

To represent the issues and facilitate professional dialog associated with Outdoor Advertising Control matter among members of DOT’s, FHWA, and the regulated industry, by the highest ranking position responsible for regulatory control of Outdoor Advertising Control and to provide a forum for collaboration among AASHTO members on the issues of policy and practice for the effective regulatory control of Outdoor Advertising in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Beautification Act.
  1. Review, develop, and recommend AASHTO positions, guides, policies, and standards pertaining to Outdoor Advertising Control issues for consideration to the AASHTO Highway Committee on Right of Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising Control;
  2. Provide a focal point and working group to develop guidelines for effective outdoor advertising control regulation based on systematic approaches of managing outdoor advertising activities and resources including time, funds, and personnel; and
  3. To establish and maintain policy to assist states in the development of state Outdoor Advertising Control programs, ensure integrity and uniformity of outdoor advertising control practices, promote Outdoor Advertising Control innovation, and disseminate information to the Outdoor Advertising Control regulators.

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Outdoor Advertising Publications:
  • FHWA Newsletter: The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Real Estate Services Newsletter,which is intended to provide right-of-way professionals with the latest best practices, research results, training information, and information on policy and regulatory updates to ensure that Federal, State and local right-of-way program delivery is uniform, equitable, and efficient.
  • FHWA Pamphelt on Destroyed Signs: FHWA created a tri-fold pamphlet to explain the background and purpose of the proposed definition of a “destroyed sign”.
  • FHWA Publication on Junkyards: Federal Highway Administration’s publication titled Junkyards The Highway and Visual Quality.

Research Studies

Federal Memos
This section contains memorandum from FHWA regarding the Highway Beautification Act. HERE

Legal Opinions and Case Law Information
Case Law contains information regarding legal opinions and case information on outdoor advertising cases throughout the United States. HERE

Library Resources
Florida Pilot Program