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Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Public Roads > Vol. 76 · No. 4 > Articles

January/February 2013
Vol. 76 · No. 4

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-002


Linking Drivers and Roads

by Carl Andersen

The United States is taking a giant leap toward a nationwide wireless system of connected vehicles and smart infrastructure. How? By means of the world's largest real-world test.

An Eight-Lane, Four-Bore Hole in One

by Doug Hecox

After 2 years of digging, Caltrans is teeing up to complete the newest portal of the Caldecott Tunnel, which promises congestion relief between Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Why Drivers Do What They Do

by C. Y. David Yang, Jim Shurbutt, and Brian Philips

Read on to find out how researchers at FHWA's Human Factors Laboratory are studying motorists' behaviors. The potential dividends are significant.

From Milepost to Milestone: Innovative Mitigation

by Kevin M. Bartoy

A one-of-a-kind information center in downtown Seattle helps Washington State alleviate a new tunnel's impact on a historic district.

America's Byways Pay Off in Authentic Experiences, But How About Dollars?

by Gary Jensen

Does designation as one of America's Byways have a quantitative impact on a community's economy? Here's how to find out.

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