December 20, 2018
Explore Innovation at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Meet the Every Day Counts (EDC) team and learn about the 10 innovations in EDC-5 at booth #923 during the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting January 13 to 17 in Washington, DC. Visit booth #825 to see how the Office of Innovative Program Delivery advances innovation in the transportation community.
Don't miss session #1171 on "The Innovation Culture: Building New Bridges Between Research and Practice" from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon on January 14. A panel will explore how a State transportation department links practice and research in developing its research agenda and how the Federal Highway Administration's Accelerated Market Readiness program will help emerging innovations reach market readiness successfully.
- "UAS Part 1," #1046, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and "UAS Part 2," #1093, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., January 13
- "Technology Forming Transportation—UAS and Automated Vehicles," #1212, 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon, January 14
- "Eye in the Sky: Transportation Infrastructure Monitoring Using UAS," #1527, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., January 15
- "Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting: Managing Environmental Impacts in Winter Maintenance," #1038, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, January 13
- "Advancements in Winter Maintenance Technologies," #1272, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., January 14
- "Road Weather Goes High Tech," #1335, 3:45 to 5:30 p.m., January 14
See a list of all EDC-5-related sessions to plan your TRB schedule.
California Town Adopts Pathfinder Principles
The town of Truckee, CA, is among the localities that apply Pathfinder principles, a weather-savvy roads strategy, to translate severe weather events and road conditions into consistent transportation impact messages. Through strong communication coordination with key stakeholders, Truckee has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of road operations in response to storms and expanded its public outreach. For information, read the "Truckee, California: Adopting Pathfinder Principles" case study or contact Paul Pisano of the FHWA Office of Operations.
North Carolina Develops Specifications for Contracting Ferry Repairs
State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive funds enabled the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Ferry Division to develop a set of standards and specifications to perform maintenance and repair activities on ferries using private contractors. The specifications allow NCDOT to contract out work that exceeds the capacity of its shipyard and better balance workload and program delivery on vessel repair and maintenance. For information, contact Sterling Baker of NCDOT.
Every Day Counts, a State-based program of the Federal Highway Administration’s Center for Accelerating Innovation, works with State, local, and private sector partners to encourage the adoption of proven technologies and innovations to shorten and enhance project delivery.