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|Publication Number: Date: March/April 1999|
Issue No: Vol. 62 No. 5
Date: March/April 1999
by Julie Anna Cirillo
"Making What's Good Even Better" in the last issue of Public Roads explored the underlying reasons for the restructuring of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and outlined the design of the restructured agency.
by Fred Jones
Over the years, I have observed that we in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), like most other organizations, are reluctant to adopt new terminology, especially when it's part of some new management process.
Building Roads in Sync with Community Values by Harold E. Peaks and Sandra Hayes
For highway designers, the 1990s have become the decade of flexibility. From Maryland to Utah, designers are facing the new realities of the 1990s — an increasing number of vehicles on the road coupled with increasing public involvement, community and economic development, environmental sensitivity, historic preservation, neighborhood preservation, and concern for bicyclists and pedestrians.
by Hamid Ghasemi
Recent major earthquakes in California and Japan have again demonstrated their potential for damage to highway bridges and loss of life.
by Masafumi Mori
Much of the prosperity we have enjoyed in the 20th century can be attributed to roads and vehicles.
by Joe Massucco and John Cagle
A couple of years ago, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), working with several other highway industry organizations, funded a national highway-user survey to answer that question.
by Barbara J. Braswell
Due to a recent change of policy by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), it is not only possible, but may be desirable, to use such a site for a transportation project.
by Larry Neff
This article is an updated and expanded version of an article published in the Summer 1998 issue of MOVE, the publication of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
by Pamela Crenshaw
At the annual meeting of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America on May 5, 1998, Deputy Secretary of Transportation Mortimer L. Downey sounded a call to action, announcing a national summit of the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) community to address Year 2000 (Y2K) computer problems in ITS.
by John T. Berg and Felicia B. Young
Have you ever been stuck in traffic? Many of us have, and we all know the frustration created by traffic congestion. All too often, it is a daily occurrence that adds commuting time to our workday, and in many locations, it seems to be getting worse.