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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-011
Date: March 2011
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With greater demands being placed on today's roadway networks, coupled with reduced funding levels at transportation agencies across the country, what will the next 10 years mean for your agency's pavement investments? The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Pavement Management Roadmap (Pub. No. FHWA-HIF-11-011) looks at the long-term vision for pavement management and the research, development, and technology transfer initiatives that are needed to help agencies realize that vision and preserve their valuable investments.
For participants in the first ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition, it was all about taking a walk on the wild side. Collisions between wildlife and vehicles have increased by 50 percent in the past 15 years, costing the United States $8 billion annually and making the search for solutions more important than ever. The competition creatively took on this challenge, with the goal of ensuring the safety and mobility of both motorists and wildlife by allowing them to coexist through innovative engineering and architectural solutions.
"Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone." With the goal of reminding drivers how important it is to keep highway workers, themselves, and their passengers safe, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2011 will kick off April 4 with an event at the Intercounty Connector project site in Maryland. In 2009, 667 workers and motorists were killed in highway work zones and more than 40,000 were injured. "We want to get the message out to the public that 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers. How they drive in work zones has a direct impact on their own safety, as well as the safety of workers," said Chung Eng of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Find out how the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) is demonstrating Training in Action every day with the 2011 edition of NHI's online magazine, available at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/downloads/other/training_in_action_2011.pdf.
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