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|Publication Number: Date: Sept/Oct 1997|
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 2
Date: Sept/Oct 1997
by Cynthia Burbank and S. Lawrence Paulson
The most controversial issue in the debate to develop a surface transportation authorization bill is how to apportion the funds among the states so that the "formula" will be acceptable to both houses of Congress.
by Christine M. Johnson
The National Intelligent Transportation Systems program is the foundation for a information and communications infrastructure that will enable the nation to develop a more efficient surface transportation system
The National ITS Architecture is the centerpiece of the program for developing intelligent transportation systems.
by Cheryl Little
The Intelligent Vehicle Initiative aims to accelerate the development, availability, and use of integrated in-vehicle systems that help drivers of cars, trucks, and buses operate more safely and effectively.
by Maria Koklanaris
Many intelligent transportation technologies are already improving life for millions of drivers and passengers.
A critical goal of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is to develop an intelligent transportation infrastructure that will enable ITS products and services to work as a powerful and effective team to save time and improve the quality of life.
by Thomas F. Humphrey
DOT has launched a five-year program to elevate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of surface transportation professionals to advance new technologies and programs.
by Jacqueline M. Richardson
The National Highway Institute, a leading source of comprehensive technical training and educational programs for transportation professionals, is expanding its reach to other customer groups, designing courses to focus on learner results and improving the effectiveness and quality of NHI services.
by Michael F. Trentacoste
An American team visits Australia and New Zealand to learn about road safety audits, a process to identify potentially dangerous features of the highway operating environment.
by Raymond A. Krammes
The Design Consistency Module is one of five modules of the IHSDM, an integrated system of modules that highway planners and designers can use to evaluate the safety of highway geometric design alternatives within a computer-aided design (CAD) environment.
by Dr. Brian Chollar and Dr. Mohammed Memon
At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, research on chemically modified asphalts is an ongoing project that has already resulted in furfural-modified asphalt, compatibilized crumb rubber asphalt, and chemically modified crumb rubber asphalt.