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January/February 2008Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-010

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FHWA Regional Conferences Bring Asset Management Straight to You

Coming soon to a city near you: the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2008 Regional Asset Management Conferences. The free conferences are designed to bring the latest transportation asset management technologies, research, and best practices to State, Federal, and local practitioners; researchers; and others across the country. "Participants will be able to learn about new tools and techniques and also share their own experiences in using asset management," says Francine Shaw-Whitson of FHWA's Office of Asset Management.

The 1.5-day conferences will be held in Boston, Massachusetts (April 23-24); Rapid City, South Dakota (May 6-7); Las Vegas, Nevada (June 18-19); and Albuquerque, New Mexico (September 10-11). The first day of the conference will feature an overview of various asset management topics and a short presentation on best practices. Day two will provide more indepth information on topic areas, as well as offer the opportunity for participants to share their stories and participate in specialized training sessions. Conference topics will include:

  • The basics of asset management.
  • Available tools (including pavement and bridge management systems, life-cycle cost analysis, and FHWA's Highway Economic Requirements System-State Version (HERS-ST) software).
  • Transportation system preservation and pavement preservation.
  • Data collection and data integration.
  • Best practices.
  • Current research.

To register, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/ramc.cfm. For more information, contact Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@fhwa.dot.gov).

Figure 9. Photo. An aerial view of a highway with vehicles traveling on it.
FHWA's regional conferences will cover the latest transportation asset management technologies, research, and best practices.

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