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The following resources summarize important historic breakthroughs in highway research:

  • From the National Academy of Engineering, a timeline of breakthrough moments for highways [More]
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  • In 2000, Paul C. Light from the Brookings Institute prepared the report "Government's Greatest Achievements of the Past Half Century." Focusing on federal government achievements and considering criteria such as significance (visibility), precedent-setting, importance, difficulty, and success, the report include development of a national highway system, air traffic control system and mass transit systems. [More]
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  • The University of Michigan web site "Automobile in American Life and Society" describes automobile transport as an agent for change and as accelerating ongoing changes. [More]
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  • From the Journal of Urban History, "The Origins and Globalization of Traffic Control Signals," by Clay McShane (1999) describes the technological and social development of modern vehicular traffic systems and driving regulations.

 


Research Highlights


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Brochures

Exploratory Advanced Research Program Brochure,(FHWA-HRT-13-071)- November 2013

Multimedia Downloads

Investigating Advanced Traffic Signal Control, (N/A)- April 2011

Project Fact Sheets

Efficient and Safe Merging Solutions - Advanced Freeway Merge Assistance: Harnessing The Potential of Connected Vehicles,(FHWA-HRT-14-045)- February 2014

Reports

Multiscale Materials Modeling Workshop Summary Report April 23-24, 2013(FHWA-HRT-13-103)- December 2013

Scanning and Convening Activities Fact Sheets

Exploring Bridge Maintenance and Asset Management,(FHWA-HRT-11-052)- June 2011

Summaries

Multiscale Materials Modeling Workshop Summary Report April 23-24, 2013(FHWA-HRT-13-103)- December 2013

Web Articles

For Georgia State Students, EAR Program Opens a Window on Transportation Research ()- March 2014