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Every Day Counts
The EDC initiative is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects, enhance safety, and protect the environment.

Every Day Counts (EDC) is designed to focus on a finite set of initiatives. Teams from the Federal Highway Administration will work with state, local, and industry partners to deploy the initiatives and will develop performance measures to gauge their success.

What exactly is this thing called "Every Day Counts," and just how successful is it? Take a look at what others are saying about this innovative approach to getting new ideas into use in the highway community.

EDC overview video

EDC-1 Innovations

The first group of innovations, or EDC-1, was identified in 2010. These innovations were promoted through Every Day Counts during 2011 and 2012.

Click here to read the article on the EDC-1 effort from the November/December 2013 issue of Public Roads magazine.

EDC-2 Innovations

In the end of 2012, sponsorship of the EDC-1 innovations by the Every Day Counts initiative came to a close, and a new set of innovations, EDC-2, was selected for deployment. All of them provide ways of improving the work of highway planning, design, construction and operation.

In the March/April issue of Public Roads, this overview of the EDC initiative included a review of the activities of the EDC-2 effort. Click here to read the review.




The State Transportation Innovation Council, or "STIC," is a concept that came out of the Every Day Counts summits in 2010. The idea is that bringing together the key players in the area of highway transportation within a state is a great way to determine which innovations will work best for them.

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May/June Innovator is here!

The first electronic-only version of the Innovator is now available here. You'll see videos, slides, and other audio-visuals to go with articles on the latest news in highway innovation. The print version is no longer available, but a pdf is accessible.

EDC news
  • July 25, 2014
    Illinois Explores 3-D Modeling
  • July 18, 2014
    Innovation Implementation: Significant Impacts of Every Day Counts
  • July 11, 2014
    Innovation Implementation: Learn Online with Every Day Counts Webinars
  • July 3, 2014
    Innovation Implementation: Online Resources to Make Every Day Count
  • June 27, 2014
    Now Online: e-Innovator
  • June 20, 2014
    Illinois Goes Online With First Responder Training



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