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|Publication Number: Date: Summer 1995|
Issue No: Vol. 59 No. 1
Date: Summer 1995
by Malcolm H. Ray
The recently updated Guide to Standardized Highway Barrier Rail Hardware contains some important recommendations regarding metrication of roadside safety hardware.
by Glenn A. Washer
The findings of a recent series of experiments to determine the temperature at which epoxy softening causes slip, the effect of slip on the stress in the strands and the transfer length, and the effect of cyclic temperature variations are summarized.
by Patsy Pratt Anderson
A recent survey of local transportation officials in 39 states reveals the most beneficial aspects of this technology transfer program.
by Norman C. Mueller
The Highway performance Monitoring System helps measure the investment accountability of vast amounts of public funds; provides a variety of information to Congress for evaluating highway programs and funding; and serves the analytical needs of FHWA, the transportation community, business, industry, and the general public.
by Ray G. Griffith
INTERCHANGE, which is to be operational by 1995, will make available to road professionals throughout the world a vast storehouse of technical, managerial, and policy-related information.
by David Smith
More than 200 years after the metric system began to spread throughout the world, the United States shares the dubvious distinction with Burma and Liberia as one of only three nations that has not converted to the modern metric system. FHWA is trying to rectify this situation.
by Stan Hamilton
The first Truck and Bus Safety Summit in Kansas City, Mo., recently identified the 17 most significant truck and bus safety issues.
by James D. Cooper and Eric Munley
The nation spends at least $5 billion per year for highway bridge design, construction, replacement, and rehabilitation. Although the amount of new construction and the number of deficient bridges have declined, the amount of expenditures continues to rise.
Crossing the Delaware!
by Mike Britt, W. Denney Pate, and Lou Triandafilou
A unique combination of contractor prequalification, design preparation, structural details, and precast concrete segmental construction was used to build the Delaware state Route 1 bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
by Vincent P. Pearce
TransGuide is san Antonio's new state-of-the-art traffic management system that emphasizes intermodal/interagency cooperation and innovation in technology and procurement.