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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-014
Date: June 2011
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Concerned by the number of roadway departure crashes involving teenage drivers in Johnston County, North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) decided to implement a simple but effective technology that can help save lives-the Safety EdgeSM.
How can data integration improve the transportation asset management (TAM) process in your agency? What important steps need to be followed? How can you overcome potential obstacles that can hinder the process? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) newly updated Data Integration Primer (Pub. No. FHWA-IF-10-019).
Innovative projects, practices, and collaborative efforts from around the country were honored with the recent announcement of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2011 Excellence in Utility Relocation and Accommodation Awards. Presented in the categories of Project Development, Construction Management, Innovation, Incentives, and Leadership, the biennial awards showcase outstanding achievements in reducing the cost or shortening the time required to accommodate or relocate utilities affected by highway improvement projects.
Thinking of making the switch to using 3D design modeling for transportation projects? Make plans now to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) July 21, 2011, Webinar on "3D Design Modeling: Improved Method for Project Plans Yields Improved Projects, Improved Quality." The free Webinar will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (eastern daylight time).
One of the latest courses added to the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) training catalog is Superpave Mix Design Process and Analysis (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131131). The 2-hour online training session, prepared in partnership with the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC), is designed to give hot-mix asphalt (HMA) materials engineers and technicians a better understanding of the Superpave mix design process and analysis. The course is available for scheduling at any time.