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Sept/Oct 2001
Vol. 65 · No. 2

Articles

Low-Altitude Laser Surveys Provide Flexibility and Savings

by Lisa Crye

For two recent road surveys, the Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) used a helicopter equipped with a low-power laser to collect in a few hours the complete range of required information that would have taken several weeks for a ground survey crew to collect.

The Marriage of Safety and Land-Use Planning: A Fresh Look at Local Roadways

by Aida Berkovitz

A national focus on the safety of local roadways is needed, and mixed land use and smart-growth policies can ultimately result in safer local roadways through the use of appropriate designs and slower speeds.

Strengthening the Connection Between Transportation and Land Use

by Stephanie Roth and Ashby Johnson

From a transportation perspective, smart growth includes the building of walkable communities and providing a variety of transportation choices so that residents have alternatives to the single-occupant motor vehicle to get from one place to another.

Iron and Asphalt: The Evolution of the Spiral Curve in Railroads and Parkways

by Mary E. Myers

This article, reflecting the perspective of a landscape architect, explores the background, evolution, and aesthetic application of the spiral curve and suggests that it be reintroduced into educational programs for landscape architects.

New Life for Old Transmitters: Converting GWEN to NDGPS

by James A. Arnold

The recent conversion of two Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN) sites in Maryland to National Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) broadcast stations is the latest chapter in the emerging NDGPS.

Colossal Partnership: Denver's $1.67 Billion T-REX Project

by Steve Moler

Metro Denver's Transportation Expansion Project (T-REX), a combined freeway reconstruction and light-rail extension, is as massive as the name implies, and it has gone from a dream to construction in a little more than three years.

One-of-a-Kind Bridge Project Protects National Bird

by Dena M. Gray-Fisher

The Iowa Department of Transportation and its construction and design partners are taking extreme measures to protect the environment and our national symbol, the bald eagle, during the relocation of a 40-mile (64-kilometer) segment of U.S. Route 20.

Partnership Protects Pristine Estuary and Wetlands

by Maria Koklanaris

The Western Federal Lands Highway Division contributed $500,000 to help purchase Whalen Island, Ore., and save it from development.

Relationship Marketing: A Key to Success and Survival

by Kathleen A. Bergeron

Customers tend to keeping going back to people and places they trust, and organizations are learning that moving from simply knowing customers to having customer relationships and managing those relationships appropriately can increase both profits and efficiency.

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