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Publication Number:      Date:  May/June 2003
Issue No: Vol. 66 No. 6
Date: May/June 2003



Avoiding Voids

by Thomas E. Lefchik, L. Rick Ruegsegger, and Robert W. Henthorne

Abandoned mines jeopardize the transportation system and public safety, but States are addressing this underground threat.

Proactive Approach to Safety Planning

by Roger Petzold

The annual death toll on our Nation's highways remains unchanged, but safety-conscious planning may be the answer.

Walls of Fame

by John J. Sullivan IV

States share successful strategies for partnering with the public to design aesthetically pleasing noise barriers.

Lessons Learned

by Tianjia Tang and Steve Tonjes

A major highway reconstruction in Orlando, FL, provides clues on how to streamline environmental studies.

The Man Who Changed America, Part II

by Richard F. Weingroff

President Eisenhower achieved his Grand Plan for the Interstate System with passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956—but his interest in the new highways didn't end there.

A Lifeline Link

by Sybil E. Hatch

After the wake-up call of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which rocked the San Francisco Bay area in 1989, Caltrans is building what may be the strongest bridge in America.

A Benchmark for Livable Progress

by Robert B. King

Transportation finds common ground with environmental, economic, historic, and community concerns in northern Delaware.

The Fast Lane to Innovation

by Marci Kenney and Amy Stearns

University Transportation Centers provide our Nation with an effective vehicle for transportation progress.




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