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Throughout its history, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has championed innovations – new and better ways of getting highways planned, designed, built and maintained. That emphasis on finding a better way is still a basic element at the agency's core.

Coming up with an innovation is only half the job: Just as important – and often, more challenging – is getting the innovation into everyday use, and doing so quickly. In April 2012, the FHWA established a new entity within its organizational structure, the Center for Accelerating Innovation (CAI). The CAI administers cross-cutting programs for advancing and deploying innovations which require collaboration with FHWA units, State DOTs, local public agencies, and other partners within the highway transportation community.

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Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP)

The TIDP includes three initiatives: accelerated innovation deployment (AID), future strategic highway research program (SHRP 2), and accelerated implementation and deployment of pavement technologies. The TIDP relates to all aspects of highway transportation including planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction.

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Sept/Oct 2015 Issue

Get updates on highway transportation innovations in this bi-monthly newsletter.


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Every Day Counts Encourages Safety Strategies
Two safety-focused approaches—data-driven safety analysis and road diets—both EDC-3 innovations, are highlighted in The Signal, a publication by the American Traffic Safety Services Association.

UDOT Builds Conveyor Bridge for I-15 Expansion Project
Northbound drivers going into Salt Lake County will see a new addition to the construction equipment involved in the reconstruction effort underway on northbound I-15.

AID Demonstration Award Recipient Provides Opportunity for Others to Learn About Innovations
The Dickinson County Road Commission is sharing their experience with hot–in–place (HIP) recycled pavement and warm mix asphalt (WMA) innovations as part of their Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration project on Pine Mountain Road – Westwood Avenue in the city of Kingsford, Michigan.


Bridge Slide – Interstate 75/U.S. Route 6
October 10, 5:00-10:00pm ET
Bowling Green, OH
RSVP by September 30

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) Showcase
October 13, 9:30am-3:30pm MT
Register here

Smarter Work Zone Corridor-Based Project Coordination Webinar
October 15, 12:30- 2:00pm ET
Register here

Regional Models of Cooperation – Regional Transit Planning
October 16, 1:00-2:30pm ET
Register here

EDC Exchange
Series of web-based presentations with in-person group participation

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