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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-008
Date: November 2011

Every Day Counts: FHWA Requests Information on Transportation Innovations

As part of its Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on innovations that have the potential to transform the way transportation agencies do business by shortening project delivery, enhancing roadway safety, and protecting the environment. Innovations should be proven, ready-to-go processes or technologies.

The EDC initiative focuses on both accelerating technology deployment and shortening project delivery. When identifying potential EDC innovations, FHWA considers the following:

  • Impact. How the innovation will affect the transportation system.
  • Readiness. How soon the impact of deploying the innovation can be realized.
  • Affordability. How efficiently the innovation can be implemented and maintained.
  • Urgency and Scale. Potential to positively impact the environment, safety, congestion, freight movement, construction techniques, contracting methods, project costs, maintenance, preservation, or emergency response.

FHWA welcomes suggested innovations from all sources. For more information or to submit a response, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/everydaycounts/rfi. Responses must be submitted online by December 1, 2011. To learn more about current EDC initiatives and technologies, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/everydaycounts.

The logo of FHWA’s Every Day Counts initiative. The logo features the words "innovation," "ingenuity," "invention," and "imagination."

Updated: 11/25/2011

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