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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-007
Date: October 2009

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Articles in this Issue

Accelerating Innovation Implementation

A new course introduced this year by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI), Leap Not Creep: Accelerating Innovation Implementation (Course No. FHWA-NHI-134073), provides participants with the tools they need to successfully implement innovations and mainstream those innovations so that they become part of their transportation agency's standard practice.

Courses Offer Guidance on Designing and Constructing Mechanically Stabilized Earth Technology

Learn how to design and construct mechanically stabilized earth walls (MSEWs) and reinforced soil slopes (RSS) with two courses offered by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI).

Data-Driven Decisionmaking Practices: A Case Study

A new case study available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Management Systems: Driving Performance. A Glance at Data-Driven Decisionmaking Practices (Pub No. FHWA-HIF-09-021), offers insight into the use of management systems for transportation planning and programming.

FHWA Solicits Projects for ASR Field Trial

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is searching for proposed concrete overlay projects for an upcoming alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) field trial.

Quantifying the Benefits of Context Sensitive Solutions

A new report available from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) looks at how to categorize and measure the benefits resulting from context sensitive solutions (CSS) projects. Quantifying the Benefits of Context Sensitive Solutions (NCHRP Report 642) presents guidelines that State and local transportation agencies can apply to their own transportation programs or projects.

A Compilation of Design-Build Practices for Transportation Projects

Now available is Current Design-Build Practices for Transportation Projects, a compilation of practices nationwide released by the Transportation Design-Build Users Group. Design-build can promote innovation, streamline coordination between the design and construction teams, reduce project costs, and result in time savings.

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