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Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Public Roads > Vol. 74 · No. 2 > Articles

September/October 2010
Vol. 74 · No. 2

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-006


Taking on Distracted Driving

by Kelly Leone

USDOT tackles one of the main scourges plaguing today's highways-a perfect storm of motorists text messaging and using cell phones.

To Lessen Work Zone Impacts: Try TMPs

by Tracy Scriba, Jennifer Symoun, and Kari Adkins Beasley

Transportation management plans help DOTs identify and coordinate strategies to reduce crashes and traffic congestion during construction projects.

LTPP Keeps Rolling

by Gary Elkins, Deborah Walker, and Kevin Senn

Approaching the quarter-century mark, the Nation's first comprehensive program for determining traffic and environmental impacts on pavements continues to fuel innovation.


by Wen-Huei Yen

FHWA is conducting research to help mitigate the impacts of seismic events on transportation infrastructure. The results are promising.

Doing More With Less

by Patrick Hasson and Steve Moler

Recent innovations and improved guidance in geometric design are helping agencies overcome some of the most urgent transportation challenges.

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