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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 through October 2013

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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-bits

Brief, non-technical descriptions of new innovations in technology and management concepts.

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Videos

Spotlight Videos

Get the lowdown on several highway innovations through the medium of video. These short videos describe the tools or practices and show them being used on construction projects.

Asphalt Binder Cracking Device (ABCD)


Video of Asphalt Binder Cracking Device (ABCD)

Aggregate Image Measurement System (AIMS2)

Video of Aggregate Image Measurement System (AIMS2)

Bridge Bent System for Seismic Regions


Video of Bridge Bent System for Seismic Regions

Intelligent Asphalt Compaction Analyzer (IACA)

Video of Intelligent Asphalt Compaction Analyzer (IACA)

Automated Pavement Marker Placement System


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Full Depth UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels


Video of Full Depth UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels

Roundabouts


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Road Safety
Audits

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Performance Contracting


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Phillipston Heavy Lift Bridge Replacement

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

TRB New Normal

TRB New Normal video

Fast 14 Project

Fast 14 Project video

Programmatic Agreements

Programmatic Agreements

Composite Bridge Decking

Composite bridge deck video

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Sam White Bridge Move Timelapse

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

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A Daunting Challenge

A Daunting Challenge videos describing the Highways for LIFE Program. 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

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.

Publications

Featured Publications

HFL Guide

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A Guide to Developing Marketing Research for Highway Innovations

This guide addresses how to use marketing research to deploy technologies and how it has been used for understanding public perception of the organization.

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RSA Toolkit

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Road Safety Audit Toolkit for Federal Land Management Agencies and Tribal Governments

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.

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TR News

Vanguard Technologies on the Move

Vanguard Technologies on the Move

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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Focus Articles

Other Articles

Innovator


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Issue 40

January/February 2014

Innovator, published by the Federal Highway Administration Highways for LIFE program, advances implementation of innovative technologies and processes in the highway industry. Its audience is transportation professionals in highway agencies, trade and research groups, academia and the private sector, and the driving public.

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Press Releases


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Events

Contact

Kathleen Bergeron
Highways for LIFE
202-366-5508
kathleen.bergeron@dot.gov

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Updated: 01/09/2014

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