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ArrowPhotos from the TRB 2005 Annual Meeting, Session 628

Transportation Research Board Annual Conference
Washington, DC
January 12, 2004

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From left to right are Cheryl Allen Richter, Churilla, Pete Rahn, Gary Hoffman, and Priscilla Tobias
Highways for LIFE Team Leader Charlie Churilla (second from left) discussed the presentations with several of the speakers. From left to right are Cheryl Allen Richter, Churilla, Pete Rahn, Gary Hoffman, and Priscilla Tobias.

Session attendees
In spite of an early morning time slot, the session was well attended. The presentation had 67 attendees.

Dr. Cheryl Allen Richter
Dr. Cheryl Allen Richter was moderator for the presentations. She directs FHWA's pavement research program.

Pete K. Rahn
First speaker was Pete K. Rahn, Executive Director of the Missouri DOT.

Pete K. Rahn
Mr. Rahn's topic was "Leading Highway Construction in the 21st Century."

Gary Hoffman
Gary Hoffman spoke on "Innovations in Highway Construction."

Gary Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman is the Pennsylvania DOT's highway administrator.

Gary Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman related how, in 1993, he was one of several people phoned by FHWA as part of market research for what would become the Highways for LIFE effort.

Mary Lou Ralls
Speaking on prefabricated bridge elements was Mary Lou Ralls.

Mary Lou Ralls
Ms. Ralls recently retired as director of the Texas DOT's Bridge Division and now works for a private consulting firm.

Priscilla Tobias
Priscilla Tobias, with the Illinois DOT, spoke on successes in safety in her state.

Priscilla Tobias
Ms. Tobias showed how getting leadership from a state's governor can have a tremendous impact in Traffic Safety programs.

Rick Capka
FHWA Deputy Administrator Rick Capka summarized the remarks of the Highways for LIFE session.

Rick Capka
Mr. Capka emphasized the importance of getting new technologies incorporated into standard practice, rather than merely on an ad hoc basis.

Mary Lou Ralls (center) engaged in conversation
After the remarks, many speakers were approached by audience members for more information. Here, Mary Lou Ralls (center) is engaged in conversation.

Rick Capka (left) and Gary Hoffman (right) discussed the program with an audience member
Rick Capka (left) and Gary Hoffman (right) discussed the program with an audience member.

Pete Rahn (right) chatting with several audience members
Pete Rahn (right) chatted with several audience members as well.

Priscilla Tobias (left) discussing her state's traffic safety programs with several audience members
Priscilla Tobias (left) discussed her state's traffic safety programs with several audience members.

Charlie Churilla (left) and Dr. Richter (right)
Charlie Churilla (left) and Dr. Richter (right) discussed the success the program afterward.

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

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