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Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Public Roads > Vol. 69 · No. 5 > Articles

Mar/Apr 2006
Vol. 69 · No. 5

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-2006-003


The Straight Scoop on SAFETEA-LU

by Susan J. Binder

Building on the ISTEA and TEA-21 foundations, the new Federal surface transportation legislation introduces new programs and policies.

Mileage-Based Road User Charges

by David J. Forkenbrock and Paul F. Hanley

As vehicles evolve and burn less fuel, fees assessed for the number of miles actually traveled may prove to be a stable, efficient, and equitable way to finance roads in the United States.

Preservation Act

by Earl E. Dubin

Whether they swing, retract, or are raised, New York City's movable bridges are receiving a much-needed dose of care.

Helping Roadway Contractors Fulfill Public Expectations

by Kathleen A. Bergeron

Incentive and disincentive provisions can help motivate highway builders to complete projects economically, safely, and quickly.

Geospatial Technologies Improve Transportation Decisionmaking

by Lindsay Banks and Mark Sarmiento

Geographic information systems enable State DOTs to streamline tasks and projects related to operations, road routes, safety, engineering, conservation, and more.

The Return of Private Toll Roads

by Robert Poole and Peter Samuel

Private concessions offer an alternative to managing American highways.

Essential to the National Interest

by Richard F. Weingroff

The first decade of the greatest public works project in history began a transportation system yet unrivaled in the world-along with problems to match.

Multipedestrian Tracking

by David R. P. Gibson, Bo Ling, Michael Zeifman, Shaoqiang Dong, and Uma Venkataraman

A new detection system using computerized stereovision promises greater pedestrian safety in the years ahead.

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