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EDC News

December 19, 2019

Help Us Determine the Next Round of EDC Innovations!

While the close of 2019 represents the halfway point of EDC-5, FHWA is already on the lookout for more proven processes and technologies to showcase in our next round of Every Day Counts from 2021-2022.

We are seeking ideas from State, local, Tribal, and industry partners as well as the public on proven, market-ready processes or technologies that have the potential to transform the way the highway transportation community does business by enhancing roadway safety, shortening project delivery time, reducing traffic congestion, or integrating automation.

Do you have experience with a market-ready and proven innovation that can transform the highway transportation community? If your innovation is game-changing and could have national impact…we want to know!

Submitting a suggestion is simple. Download the submission form from our website, answer a few questions, and submit it to EDCsuggestions@dot.gov by January 21.

Your ideas will help us make every day count to ensure our infrastructure is built better, faster, and smarter. Learn more about current and past EDC innovations at our website.

Every Day Counts Call for Ideas submission form

EDC Outtakes: A-GaME

Watch A-GaME video with David Horhota

EDC Outtakes is a new series of short videos that gives insight into the current round of EDC innovations from State practitioners and FHWA personnel. In this first edition of EDC Outtakes, David Horhota discusses the Florida Department of Transportation's experiences with Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME), a suite of techniques for subsurface exploration that are proven, but underused, that can save millions of dollars and prevent project delays.

To learn more about how A-GaME can save your agency time and money, contact Ben Rivers, FHWA Resource Center, or Silas Nichols, FHWA Office of Infrastructure. Keep reading EDC News for future editions of EDC Outtakes.

Minnesota DOT Uses Crowdsourced Probe Data for Quicker, More Efficient Traffic Studies

Six months into a one-year trial of statewide real-time probe data, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is already seeing the value of using crowdsourced data to enhance traffic operations.

MNDOT used the data for quick, high-level studies, such as looking at traffic patterns and delays in work zones, the validity of ramp meter complaints, and traffic delays during special events. With this data, MnDOT can see impacts of events more quickly than if they relied solely on their own data sets.

For more information on using Crowdsourced Data, contact EDC-5 Crowdsourcing for Operations leads James Colyar or Paul Jodoin with the FHWA Office of Operations.

About EDC

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.

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