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Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Public Roads > Vol. 57 No 2

Autumn 1993
Vol. 57 No 2


A Peaceful Campaign of Progress and Reform: The Federal Highway Administration at 100

by Richard F. Weingroff

On October 3, 1993, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) celebrated 100 years of service to the country. General Roy Stone, the agency's first head, called the movement to improve the Nation's roads a "peaceful campaign of progress and reform."

New Era in FHWA Leadership

by Ronald A. Zeitz

On June 16, 1993, a new era in the leadership of the Federal Highway Administration officially began with the formal swearing-in of Rodney E. Slater as the FHWA administrator. Slater, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 28, and his deputy administrator, Jane F. Garvey wasted no time in establishing their focus and putting their imprint on the mission and direction of FHWA.

National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites

by Albert F. DiMillio and Geraldine C. Prince

The Federal Highway Administration's Geotechnical Research Program strives to develop practical, cost-effective technology for bridge foundations, retaining walls, and embankments.

The Pacific Rim TransTech Conference

by William Zaccagnino

More than 1,300 engineers, administrators, and leaders in the transportation industry gathered on July 25 through 28, 1993, in Seattle, Washington, for the Pacific Rim TransTech Conference.

Changeable Message Signs: Avoiding the Design and Procurement Pitfalls

by Pamela P. Marston

Traffic control devices, particularly signs, located along the roadway are the backbone of the traveler information system. The use of changeable message signs (CMS), which display real-time information to motorists, has assisted in efforts to improve roadway operations and safety of existing facilities.

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