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Articles in this Issue
Help is now just a phone call away. The new Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP2) hosted by the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) offers a Help Desk that State transportation departments can call or visit online for information and resources on pavement preservation. TSP2 is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). "The program provides a clearinghouse for comprehensive, up-to-date information on effective preservation technologies that enhance pavement performance and extend its useful service life," says NCPP Director Larry Galehouse. "It is a one-stop source for technical, training, and outreach services."
To assist States in developing standards and methods for protecting structures from terrorist threats and enhancing the security of their critical assets, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Resource Center is offering a new 1.5-day workshop to train engineers in designing and analyzing highway structures to protect against the intense dynamic loads generated by bomb blasts.
Make more informed decisions when selecting construction, maintenance, and traffic safety products by participating in the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). Since 1994, this American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) program has tested hundreds of transportation products each year. The test results are sent to participating State departments of transportation and AASHTO committees in reports issued throughout the year.
For the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program, technology transfer is more than just sharing data and information. The LTPP program recently gave four of its falling weight deflectometers (FWDs) to FHWA's Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD), Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, and the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) in Auburn, Alabama. These FWDs are now being used for pavement projects and research.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2007 session of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) annual Highway Materials Engineering course. Targeted towards State department of transportation engineers who require a basic knowledge of highway materials, the 6-week course offers an intensive introduction to materials, mix design procedures, and quality assurance.
Find out what's around the curve for highway transportation at the National Partnership for Highway Quality's (NPHQ) Fall 2006 Highway Quality Conference, scheduled for November 14–15, 2006, in New Orleans, Louisiana. NPHQ brings together State, Federal, and highway industry leaders to encourage the use of quality practices that will improve safety and service for highway users.
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration