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Innovation Webinar Series
As part of the Highways for LIFE (HfL) effort to get more people using innovations, in cooperation with the National Highway Institute, HfL initiated a series of monthly web conferences. Each 90-minute web conference focuses on a different innovation and includes a panel of speakers from throughout the highway community who are recognized experts in the particular innovation. We bring together users of these innovations to share their experiences and the lessons they learned and then answer questions from the participants.
Upcoming webinars for May through September 2013
Training in Technology Deployment
Want to learn more about how to go about successfully deploying an innovation? Highways for LIFE, working with the National Highway Institute, has developed a training course designed to provide you with the necessary tools get that new technology out there and in use. Called, "Leap not Creep, Accelerating Innovation Implementation," the course uses both in-class and web-based training. For more details, see http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/course_detail.aspx?num=FHWA-NHI-134073&topicnum=134.
Innovation Inno-bitsBrief, non-technical descriptions of new innovations in technology and management concepts.
More on Communication Tools
Sam White Bridge Move Timelapse YouTube (4:44)
Sam White Lane, previously over I-15, was also a two-span continuous steel girder bridge. It was moved as single unit on March 26, 2011. Total bridge length is 354 feet, each span is 177 feet. Moved bridge weight is 3.8 million pounds.
Driving Innovation 2010 .wmv (08:18, 95 mb)
A Daunting Challenge
A Daunting Challenge .wmv (12:10, 126mb)
Right now, the highway system in this country is facing a perfect storm: At the same time that budgets are tighter than ever, much of the highway system is well beyond its useful life and in dire need of a major renewal effort. Yet, even if funds were available for such an effort using traditional methods, the resulting congestion would be enormous. This video offers some thoughtful answers to the challenge of that perfect storm.
Phillipston Heavy Lift Bridge Replacement YouTube (5:40)
Watch MassDOT move the Phillipston Route 2 bridge down Route 2A into its final location and witness how innovation can dramatically reduce construction-related congestion and impacts to communities.
This guide addresses how to use marketing research to deploy technologies and how it has been used for understanding public perception of the organization.
The FHWA Offices of Safety and Federal Lands Highway are pleased to jointly announce the availability of the new document entitled Road Safety Audit Toolkit for Federal Land Management Agencies and Tribal Governments.
The March-April 2010 issue of TR News, a publication of the Transportation Research Board, features a cover story on Vanguard Technologies by Highways for LIFE team leader Byron Lord. Entitled, "Vanguard Technologies on the Move: Delivering Innovations into the Mainstream of Practice," the article provides several examples of innovations that were deployed using the Highways for LIFE approach.
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