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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-074
Communications Reference Guide
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This Communications Reference Guide (CRG) provides you with tools, techniques, and timelines for effectively planning, scheduling, and producing your communication products, which include print materials, electronic information and technology (EIT), outreach materials, and events. It also links you with your communications and marketing resources in the Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Communications and Outreach Team (HRTM). Previously known as the Quick Reference Guide and posted on the Internet at www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/tfhrc/, this document replaces previous versions of the Quick Reference Guide under the new name, Communications Reference Guide.
This guide will be useful to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives (COTR) and their contractors and support staff, who develop research and technology (R&T) communication products to FHWA standards and regulations referenced in this publication. The CRG is available on the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) Web site, www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/tfhrc/. This guide augments the FHWA Publications and Printing Handbook. Although this guide is available as a printed version upon request, the most recent and up-to-date version is posted on the www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/tfhrc/ Web site.
John W. McCracken
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.
The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the objective of the document.
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