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June 11, 2013

Innovation of the Month: Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

Every Day Counts is currently focusing on 13 specific innovations for highway planning, design, construction and maintenance. To make sure each innovation gets its due, EDC News will provide information on a different innovation each month.

In June, the spotlight is on Traffic Incident Management Responder Training. This week’s presentation builds on what we hope you learned from last week’s video. Now that you have a basic understanding of what FHWA means by traffic incident management, this week’s video provides a more extensive explanation of the importance of multi-agency training for the responders who arrive at a traffic incident scene.

This week’s video, “Manage to Survive: Traffic Incident Management for First Responders,” was produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2012.

Florida DOT Design Training Expo includes Every Day Counts

traffic incident management video Webinar: June 19, 2013; 2:00-4:00 Eastern – SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

The Expo, held from June 12-14 in Orlando, will feature over 120 sessions with 90 speakers presenting. FHWA’s Florida Division staff will make a presentation on the Every Day Counts initiative, and an entire track has been devoted to EDC initiatives. There will be a focus on 3D Modeling in Transportation Construction, with sessions on topics such as States’ experiences with 3D Modeling, Civil Integrated Management, LiDAR, and Automated Machine Guidance.

New York Hosting Workshop on GRS-IBS

On Tuesday, June 18, the New York Division of FHWA, the New York State DOT and Cornell Local Roads program are co-hosting a workshop on the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System. The workshop will be held in Potsdam, New York, and organizers are anticipating a large turnout from the surrounding area, including four of the Tribal Nations in New York State.

Get more information on GRS-IBS

Louisiana DOTD Secretary Champions Intelligent Compaction

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and FHWA co-hosted the 2013 Intelligent Compaction Showcase in New Iberia, LA on June 4. The showcase highlighted the benefits of Intelligent Compaction, which measures the density of a road in real time with the use of a GPS system and a continuous roller. The Department’s Secretary, Sherri H. LeBas said, “DOTD is constantly researching innovative technology. The use of intelligent compaction on construction projects will not only contribute to cost savings, but also to the safety of the traveling public by enhancing the quality of roads.”

Get more information on the Showcase

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