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|Publication Number: Date: July/August 1999|
Issue No: Vol. 63 No. 1
Date: July/August 1999
by: Marketta Kopinski
The National Highway Institute (NHI), the external training branch of the Federal Highway Administration, offers a new program to upgrade the skills of its instructors.
by: R. Dale Thompson
Traveler information systems have evolved to become sophisticated dissemination devices, which provide travelers with valuable information. FHWA has taken the lead in developing a strategy to guide federal activities and national interest in the development and implementation of a National Traveler Information System.
by: Walter L. Sutton Jr. and David Marks
Having a seamless intermodal transportation system will determine whether the country will succeed in a "fifth wave" of industrialization. FHWA is doing its part by improving highway infrastructure, the backbone of the nation's intermodal network.
by: Richard A. Livingston
The Las Cruces highway bridge in New Mexico is part of FHWA's research effort that is exploring the use of fiber-optic sensors in highway applications. This research is yielding valuable information about highway construction.
by: R. Clayton Slovensky
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and FHWA hosted a demonstration that allowed vendors to display their equipment and materials and to introduce new pothole-patching technologies to prospective clients.
by: L. Rick Ruegsegger and Thomas E. Lefchik
The Ohio Department of Transportation initiated an Abandoned Underground Mine Inventory and Risk Assessment process to find out where abandoned mines may exist beneath interstate highways and other roadways. These mines represent an existing, undefined, and yet possibly significant risk to the safety of the traveling public.
by: Patricia Reid
FHWA, Caltrans, the city of Los Angeles, and neighborhood redevelopment agencies joined together to restore some historical ambiance to the Adams-Figuroa Historic District in Los Angeles.
by: Terry Haussler and Doug Rekenthaler Jr.
Route 93, the roadway leading up to and over the Hoover Dam - a National Historic Landmark and one of the world's wonders of civil engineering, is becoming a dangerous bottleneck. Transportation experts examine the options for a high-speed bypass.
FHWA announced the winners of the 1999 Environmental Excellence Awards on Earth Day (April 22) 1999.
by Karen R. Mahach, Kathryn Wochinger, Rafael Marshall, and Deanne Eppich
The sign simulator - "Signism" - is used by FHWA to evaluate a group of traffic signs that were proposed as national standards. FHWA researchers discuss the validation process of this simulator.
by: Melanie Buck
The Utah Department of Transportation has launched CommuterLink, an intelligent transportation system of electronic traffic equipment, computers, and communication systems, to make traveling along the Wasatch Front safer and more efficient.
An international panel of construction industry executives and editors select the top 10 construction projects of the 20th century.