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|Publication Number: Date: Autumn 1993|
Issue No: Vol. 57 No. 2
Date: Autumn 1993
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.