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ARTBA Foundation Names Award Winners
The ARTBA Foundation has announced the three winners of its TransOvation Awards as "models of innovation."
Innovation of the Month: 3-D Engineered Models for Construction
Colorado DOT using Slide-In Construction to replace Bridge on U.S. 34
New Video on Programmatic Agreements Now Available
Features 4 States' Success Stories
EDC2 Deployment Plans Released
13 Plans Available for Review
The latest issue of the Innovator newsletter is now available here. You'll see videos, slides, and other audio-visuals to go with articles on the latest news in highway innovation. A pdf is also accessible.
Geospatial Data Collaboration: Geospatial Tools for Data-Sharing, Webinar, September 30, 2014
Steps to Requiring 3D Engineered Models for Construction, Webinar, October 15, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
EDC 3D Engineered Models for Construction, Webinars, Various Dates
The Future: Adding Time, Cost and Other Information to 3D Models, Webinar, November 19, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Four new informational guides on intersection design, including diverging diamond, displaced left turn, median U-turn, and restricted crossing U-turn will be released during webinars, starting August 21, 2014. Click here for details.
Highways for LIFE was a Congressionally-authorized initiative of the Federal Highway Administration aimed at getting innovations and new technologies into standard use faster. Merely because an innovation is found to work doesn't mean the hundreds of federal, state and local transportation agencies, as well as contractors, consulting engineers, and academics are going to embrace it. The Highways for LIFE program created training programs, sponsored workshops, and developed communications tools to get those innovations adopted faster. The term "LIFE" in the Highways for LIFE name was an acronym to represent the need to advance Longer-lasting highway infrastructure using Innovations to accomplish the Fast construction of Efficient and safe highways and bridges.
While the program is no longer active, many of its efforts and approaches have application today. To access these areas go to http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/.