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Articles in this Issue
Opportunities to learn more about preventing and mitigating alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) in portland cement concrete pavements and structures are now available through the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) ASR Development and Deployment Program. Established and funded by the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the program is designed to increase the durability and performance of concrete pavements and structures and reduce life-cycle costs.
What is bridge performance? What do we need to do to ensure our Nation's bridges are safe, efficient, durable, and economical? And how can we manage our bridges better? These questions and more will be addressed at a session on the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) program at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2009. The session will run from 8 a.m. until noon. The event is sponsored by the TRB Committee on Structures Maintenance, Committee on Bridge Management, and Committee on Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) honored the best in highway design in November 2008 with the announcement of its 2008 Excellence in Highway Design Awards. "From highways and bridges to roadside facilities, the award winners demonstrate how transportation infrastructure can creatively meet safety and mobility needs while also proving to be aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly," says Brooke Struve, Design Program Manager in FHWA's Office of Program Administration. The awards were announced at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 18, 2008. For more information on the awards program or to download a brochure with details on all of the award winners, including those receiving Honorable Mention, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/eihd. Information is also available by contacting Brooke Struve at FHWA, 202-366-1317 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn the basics of contract administration with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new National Highway Institute (NHI) course, Contract Administration Core Curriculum (Course No. FHWA-NHI-134077).
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program has extended the deadline for grant applications for its final round of demonstration projects to December 30, 2008. The HfL program is designed to encourage State transportation agencies to build projects using proven innovations that have been infrequently or never used by the agency. The proposed innovations must be available now and ready to use.
The new Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Information Center at the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, is now your source for LTPP data, information, and assistance.
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