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Talking Operations—a national forum on management and operations

Talking Operations—a national forum on management and operations Joanne Sedor To increase awareness and promote a dialogue on transportation management and operations among State, local, and regional stakeholders, FHWA collaborated with a number of national associations to create the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC). The coalition is a formal partnership of associations that represent both […]

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New Jersey designates its first scenic byway – Public Information and Information Exchange

New Jersey designates its first scenic byway – Public Information and Information Exchange – Brief Article In October 2002, FHWA and the New Jersey DOT kicked off a project offering New Jersey a unique opportunity to demonstrate environmental stewardship. With funding from FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program, New Jersey designated 92 hectares (228 acres) along […]

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Study of LTPP laboratory resilient modulus test data and response characteristics – Recent Communications Products – Long-Term Pavement Performance

Study of LTPP laboratory resilient modulus test data and response characteristics – Recent Communications Products – Long-Term Pavement Performance – Brief Article Publication No. FHWA-RD-02-051 The resilient modulus of every unbound structural layer of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Specific Pavement and General Pavement Studies Test Sections is being measured in the laboratory using LTPP […]

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Small investment, dramatic dividends — saving lives in “Blood Alley”

Small investment, dramatic dividends — saving lives in “Blood Alley” Dave Davis Anotorious northwest Oregon highway corridor has seen a dramatic drop in traffic fatalities during the past three years thanks in part to an innovative public-private partnership. The partnership drew together the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), three northwest Oregon counties, a community traffic […]

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Advantages of the SPLIT INTERSECTION

Advantages of the SPLIT INTERSECTION Joe G. Bared This article is adapted from a paper presented by the authors at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in January 2000 in Washington, D.C. As urban and suburban intersections become more congested, a possible remedy to the recurring traffic jam is to separate the […]

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Transportation in the 21st Century

Transportation in the 21st Century Robert E. Skinner Jr. The following article was adapted from a paper presented by Bob Skinner, executive director of the Transportation Research Board, at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on June 9, 2000. This paper was also the basis for remarks by Skinner to the American Association of State […]

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Researchers Develop New Test to Measure Chloride Penetration in Concrete

Researchers Develop New Test to Measure Chloride Penetration in Concrete – Brief Article Researchers at the University of Toronto, under an FHWA contract, developed a new method for predicting chloride ion penetration in bridges and pavements. The new method — the rapid migration test — will be used to evaluate new mixes, reject or accept […]

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New Safety Standard Set for Electric Vehicles

New Safety Standard Set for Electric Vehicles – Brief Article DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a new federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) to prevent deaths or injuries when an electric vehicle is involved in a crash. The new standard, FMVSS No. 305, “Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection,” will be […]

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Magaw nominated for Under secretary of Transportation for Security – Personnel – John Magaw

Magaw nominated for Under secretary of Transportation for Security – Personnel – John Magaw – Brief Article John Magaw was nominated by President George W Bush to serve as Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. The nomination must be approved by the U.S. Senate. Currently the acting executive director of the Office of National Preparedness […]

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New FHWA study offers help to improve Regional Transportation Operations – Management and Administration

New FHWA study offers help to improve Regional Transportation Operations – Management and Administration – Brief Article FHWA has released a study that demonstrates how state and local agencies can work together to improve operation of the road networks in their regions. The report, Organizing for Regional Transportation Operations, made its debut at the annual […]