Articles in this Issue
European Scanning Tour Spotlights Highway Materials Innovations
The road to improving U.S. knowledge and understanding of superior highway materials led an international scanning tour team across Europe in June 2003. Sponsored by the American Association
of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA), the team consisted of representatives from FHWA, State highway agencies, and private industry. The tour was designed to investigate how European countries are using superior materials
to improve highway materials performance, save money, increase safety, and reduce construction
Winter Maintenance Takes Center Stage at Eastern Snow Expo
Automated bridge deicing systems and new snow plow technologies were just two of the hot topics featured at the Ninth Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo. Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) Maintenance Division, Tennessee
Transportation Assistance Program, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the event was held September 8-9, 2004, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The symposium and expo drew more than 600 attendees from 31 States and over 60 vendors. "The event was a success despite many last
minute cancellations due to Hurricane Frances," says Joe Holt of TDOT.
National Conference Provides Hands-On Look at HERS-ST Software
From hands-on training to case studies of State experiences, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Second Annual HERS-ST [Highway Economic Requirements System-State Version]
National Conference presented the latest information on this valuable software tool.
A new course on Ground Improvement Methods is now available from
the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI). The 3-day interactive course provides information that will allow participants to recognize the applicability and feasibility of specific ground improvement methods, develop preliminary cost analyses, and provide specification and contracting information for the various methods.
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