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EDC Exchange for Local and Tribal Agencies

What is the EDC Exchange?

The EDC Exchange is a regularly scheduled series of meetings which combine web-based presentation with in-person group participation. EDC Exchanges describe effective project development and delivery practices, tools and "market ready" technologies that local and tribal transportation agencies can readily implement into their programs. FHWA national subject matter experts, in conjunction with FHWA and State DOT field office experts, provide information and materials, and facilitate discussions designed specifically for the local/tribal transportation managers.

The purpose of the EDC Exchange is to exchange knowledge and success stories about the EDC innovations being discussed, and foster wider implementation of the innovations on the local and tribal transportation systems. Participants in the EDC Exchange may decide to pursue expanded training and technical assistance opportunities in the topics covered.

What is the EDC Exchange format?

The EDC Exchange format includes three elements: web-based presentations, in-person facilitated discussions, and a national "Questions and Answers" session. The web-based presentations on the topic are provided by FHWA subject matter experts along with specific case examples provided by State, local and tribal transportation agencies that demonstrate the successful use of the EDC innovation. The in-person facilitated discussions provide participants the opportunity to discuss the topic and explore how the innovation may be employed by local or tribal agencies within their state. The "Questions and Answers" session provides participants from across the country the opportunity to dialogue with the subject matter experts for additional engagement.

Why should I participate in the EDC Exchange?

Besides engaging in expert-level web presentations, participating in the EDC Exchange gives the local and tribal transportation community a valuable opportunity to convene with peers to discuss challenges and successes with state and federal leaders. This in-person gathering is seen as a significant value of the Exchange experience!

How do I participate?

Each state will select the EDC Exchange in-person location(s) to that best meet the needs within their state and local and tribal interest in the innovation.

Each state will distribute invitations to the EDC Exchange that identify the locations for that particular event.

Please contact your local FHWA Division Office and ask to speak with the EDC Coordinator for additional details.

Will the EDC Exchange be recorded?

Yes, all presentations will be posted on the EDC website as soon as possible after the event.

Upcoming EDC Exchange topics:

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Recorded EDC Exchange Events

June 23, 2016 Smarter Work Zones
December 9, 2015 Stakeholder Partnering
September 15, 2015 Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS)
June 25, 2015 Data-Driven Safety Analysis
April 9, 2015 Road Diets
June 26, 2014 High Friction Surface Treatments
April 3, 2014 Intelligent Compaction
December 4, 2013 Intersection & Interchange Geometrics: Safer, Faster, Cheaper!
September 24, 2013 Locally Administered Federal-Aid Projects Initiatives: What’s in it for You?
June 19, 2013 SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Responder Training
August 16, 2012 Adaptive Signal Control Technology: Managing Risks, Achieving Objectives
June 21, 2012 Mitigation Banking and In-Lieu Fee Programs: Can they really save you valuable time and money?
April 19, 2012 Right-of-Way: Are There Ways to Expedite This Delivery Phase?
February 16, 2012 Accelerated Bridge Construction: Is the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) Right for You?
December 15, 2011 Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC)


Julie Zirlin
Center for Accelerating Innovation
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