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Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Public Roads > Vol. 57 No 1

Summer 1993
Vol. 57 No 1


Public Roads has just turned 75

by Robert V. Bryant

Its longevity is a testament to its importance to the community of highway engineers and other transportation officials. But in some ways, this issue of the magazine marks a rebirth.

A Close Look at Road Surfaces

by Rudolph R. HegmonTo most people, including the majority of readers of Public Roads, road surfaces are just gray areas stretching for miles and miles.

Highway, Bridge, and Transit Conditions and Performance

Adapted from the 1993 Biennal Report to Congress

Our nation's productivity and international competitiveness depends on fast and reliable transportation.

H-3: The Island Interstate

by Craig Sanders

To those on the mainland United States, visions of Hawaii usually bring thoughts of relaxing on a white, sandy beach during the long, warm, tropical days, sipping on a fruity drink while an exhilarating equatorial breeze gently whisks away the stress and worries common to everyday life.

A New Approach To Public-Private Cooperation in Transportation Research

by Daniel S. Metzger

As a result of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) and the enlightened vision of planners in the Department of Transportation (DOT), transportation research has a bright future.

Side Impacts: The Highway Perspective

by Jerry A. Reagan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks to improve highway safety by improving the crashworthiness of motor vehicles.

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