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Highways for LIFE

ArrowTRB 2004 Annual Meeting, Session 724

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J. Richard Capka
Deputy Administrator
Federal Highway Administration


Slide 2

It's been done

  • Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Plaza, NY
  • I-95 James River Bridges, VA
  • HYPERFIX Indianapolis, IN
  • New Mexico 44
  • Mitchell Gulch Bridge, CO
  • . . .

Construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Plaza Construction on the I-95 James River Bridges Map showing Hyperfix


Slide 3

Highways for LIFE

Long lasting
Innovative
Fast construction
Efficient and safe


Slide 4

Vision and Goals

In 4 years, widely demonstrate the ability to dramatically improve the American driving experience:

  • Improve safety
  • Reduce congestion due to construction
  • Improve quality

Slide 5

Highways for LIFE Plan

Elements to accelerate and sustain change

  • Projects
  • Performance Standards
  • Tool Box
  • Stakeholder Involvement
  • Technology Partnerships
  • Evaluation & Documentation
  • Communication & Marketing
  • Technology Transfer

Slide 6

Stakeholder Involvement

  • Help determine "How"
  • Support in the implementation
  • Build Projects
  • Form partnerships
  • Sustain the change

Slide 7

Projects

  • Performance Standards
    • Safety
    • Construction-related congestion
    • Quality
  • Tool Box
  • Technical assistance
  • Funding assistance
  • Diverse (Materials, type, size, location)

Slide 8

Technology Partnerships

  • Proven success
    • Highway industry
    • Other industries
    • Internationally
  • Adapt for routine highway use
  • Incentive funding

Slide 9

Technology Transfer

  • Grow and equip the workforce
  • Introduce and assist
  • Public and private sectors

Slide 10

Communication and Marketing

  • Highway community and public
  • Information and Input
  • Change perceptions

Slide 11

Evaluation and Documentation

  • All elements
  • Factual, accurate and complete
  • Conditions, costs and results
  • Projects: pre, during and post

Slide 12

Graphic showing relationship between HfL, F-SHRP, AASHTO TIG and FHWA R and T


Slide 13

Projected Investment: $1B

  • Show what is possible
    • Projects: ~ 100
  • Bring about and sustain change
    • Technology Partnerships
    • Technology Transfer
    • Communication and Marketing
    • Evaluation and Documentation

Slide 14

Outcomes

  • Widespread demonstration
  • Impetus to build on success
  • Ability to sustain the change
  • A new culture
  • Encouraged Innovation

Slide 15

Bottom Line

  • Move from "ad hoc" examples of excellence to Standard Practice
  • Leap ... Not Creep Forward

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Contact

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

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Updated: 04/04/2011
 

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