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Conferences/special events calendar

Conferences/special events calendar – Calendar Conferences/Special Events Calendar Date Conference Sponsor Jan 11-15 Transportation Research Transportation Research 2004 Board 83rd Annual Board (TRB) Meeting Jan 18-21 NAPA’s 9th Annual National Asphalt 2004 Convention Pavement Association (NAPA) March 8-10 AAPT Annual Meeting Association of Asphalt 2004 Paving Technologists (AAPT) March 20-24 IBTTA Organization International Bridge, 2004 […]

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Paying the value price: managing congestion with market-based strategies may be the wave of the future

Paying the value price: managing congestion with market-based strategies may be the wave of the future Patrick DeCorla-Souza Airlines use it. So do hotels, telephone companies, and even some restaurants and movie theaters. What these industries have in common is that they all use prices to help manage demand for their services. And now transportation […]

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Illinois road construction web site features 3-D video clips

Illinois road construction web site features 3-D video clips – Public Information and Information Exchange Upgrade 74, the rehabilitation of I-74 from Pinecrest Drive in East Peoria, IL, to I-474 in Peoria, IL, is the Illinois Department of Transportation’s largest road construction project in the history of the southern part of the State. The project […]

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New guidelines for accelerating the use of innovative technologies by the highway industry

New guidelines for accelerating the use of innovative technologies by the highway industry Richard A. McComb Introduction The need to accelerate the integration of new technologies into the U.S. highway system has increased dramatically over the past decade as the Interstate Highway System has neared completion. Because Congress recognized the importance of technology application, it […]

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Reviews on the fast track: a step-by-step guide to practices that States employ to streamline the environmental review process

Reviews on the fast track: a step-by-step guide to practices that States employ to streamline the environmental review process Cassandra Callaway Allwell Three years ago, representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) met with conservation agencies and organizations to discuss partnerships for contributing to species recovery and ecosystem conservation within the State’s short-grass prairie […]

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The Interstate System And Urban Problems, 1939-1957

The Interstate System And Urban Problems, 1939-1957 Richard F. Weingroff If you wanted to know the 20th century’s top songs, movies, novels, people, TV shows, news stories, or any other topic capable of being ranked by superlatives, 1999 was the year for you. Dozens of lists identified the “best,” “greatest,” “most influential,” and “sexiest” activities, […]

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VDOT Quickly Patches Recent Sinkholes

VDOT Quickly Patches Recent Sinkholes – Virginia Department of Transportation Thanks to prompt action by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews, three sinkholes that suddenly appeared along a 14.5-km (9 mi) stretch of Interstate 81 in Augusta County were patched quickly, and traffic went back to normal. The largest of the recent sinkholes was 6 […]

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FHWA’s new leaders have strategic vision

FHWA’s new leaders have strategic vision – Federal Highway Administration David Smith The bridge to the 21st century comes along a road to the future. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will enter the 21st century guided by a new leadership team and a strategic plan. The plan, like the team, builds upon experience and yet […]

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DOT Presents New Strategic Plan for 2000-2005

DOT Presents New Strategic Plan for 2000-2005 – Brief Article On Sept. 7, 2000, former Secretary Slater presented DOT’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2000-2005. The plan establishes six strategic goals that reflect and balance the complexities of the nation’s transportation enterprise in the areas of safety, mobility, economic growth, human and natural environment, national […]

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Center for Excellence In Advanced Traffic and Logistics Algorithms and Systems

Center for Excellence In Advanced Traffic and Logistics Algorithms and Systems – ATLAS David Gibson Two major factors in the economic competitiveness of a country and the quality of life of its people are the ease with which people move between home and workplace and other destinations, minimizing the attendant impact on clean air, and […]