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|Publication Number: Date: July/August 1997|
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 1
Date: July/August 1997
by Karen R. Mahach, Richard L. Knoblach, Carole J. Simmons, Marsha Nitzburg, John B. Arens, and Samuel C. Tignor
A two-part study by the Federal Highway Administration shows that drivers can see ultraviolet roadway markings at a greater distance in comparison with standard roadway markings.
by Colin Ashmore and Terry M. Mitchell
The WesTrack Driverless Control System, which controls three driverless heavy trucks circling the WesTrack course at 65 km/h, is addressing issues that are very similiar to the real-world requirements of an automated highway system.
by Steven B. Chase and Glenn Washer
FHWA is sponsoring a large program for research and development in new technologies for the nondestructive evaluation of highway bridges.
by James Costantino
ITS America has initiated a campaign to elevate awareness of intelligent transportation benefits among the general public, industry leaders, and public officials.
In August 1997, a proof-of-technical-feasibility demonstration will be conducted in San Diego to show that an automated highway system is a viable and practical option for meeting travel demands and enhancing mobility without building new highways.
by Robert Kogler and Shuang-Ling Chong
The FHWA's High-Priority National Program Area for bridge coatings research aims to define the most cost-effective means of protecting steel bridges with durable coatings.
by Cynthia Burbank and S. Lawrence Paulson
Several versions of legislation defining the federal highway program and its budget are under consideration by Congress.
by Stan Hamilton
About 200 truck drivers at seven "listening sessions" make known their views on how the hours-of-service regulations should be changed.
by Charles Nemmers
"Asset Management promises to be an important planning and decision-making tool to assist transportation officials to systematically maintain, upgrade, and operate physical assets, such as roadways and bridges.
by Kathy A. Conrad
An Oregon artist sculptures life-size replicas of geese, swans, and cranes from trees removed to accomodate a highway expansion project.