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January 7, 2016

New Year, New Ideas: Learn About EDC-3 Innovations

Stop by the Every Day Counts exhibit at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting—January 10 to 14 in Washington, D.C.—to see how innovation is helping the transportation community build highways better, faster and more safely.

The exhibit will showcase the 11 EDC-3 innovations, along with information on the State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive and Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration programs. Federal Highway Administration staff will be on hand to answer questions on the innovative technologies and practices FHWA is promoting through EDC-3.

Every Day Counts exhibit at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez will moderate an “Innovation” session from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon on January 11. Speakers will discuss how governments at all levels need to innovate to meet challenges such as a changing climate and increases in population and freight movement.

Also plan to attend the “Leadership in Innovation” session from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. on January 11, moderated by FHWA Acting Executive Director Tony Furst. Speakers will address transportation challenges through proactive leadership in innovation.

New Jersey Offers Local Design Assistance

The New Jersey Department of Transportation launched a Safe Routes to School Design Assistance Program. This pilot program helps local agencies obtain consultant engineering services to develop plans, specifications and estimates for Safe Routes to School projects. The New Jersey DOT developed the program as part of the EDC-2 effort on locally administered Federal-Aid projects. The agency established a pool of engineering design consultants through a quality-based selection process. The pool can help local agencies deliver projects faster by reducing the time required to procure professional services.

See the Newest Issue of Innovator

Innovator January/February 2016 Issue
Read the latest issue of the Innovator newsletter to learn how transportation leaders are making progress in the drive to cultivate a culture of innovation in the highway community. Also, find out how a South Dakota stakeholder partnering group helped launch a local bridge grant program and how you can weigh in on the next round of EDC innovations.

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Jeffrey A. Zaharewicz
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Jeffrey.Zaharewicz@dot.gov


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