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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-063
Date: April/May 2001
PaveSpec 3.0, your ticket to improved pavement quality, is now available online. The software program is designed to aid State and local highway agencies in developing performance-related specifications and predicting the performance and life-cycle costs of constructed Portland cement concrete pavement. PaveSpec can also simulate the risks and consequences of achieving different levels of quality for a project. The program can be downloaded at www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/pavements/pccp/pavespec/. For more information or to obtain a copy on CD, contact Peter Kopac at FHWA, 202-493-3151 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A historically strong supporter of FHWA's long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program and a vital participant in the program's Specific Pavements Study (SPS) project, the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) recently further strengthened that partnership by signing a loaned staff agreement with FHWA. Under the agreement, Texas DOT engineer Richard B. Rogers will spend the next year at FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, assisting with the SPS Traffic Data Collection Study. The pooled fund study's goal is to improve the quality and quantity of monitored traffic data for the SPS-1,-2,-5,-6, and -8 projects. Rogers has done extensive work in the area of traffic data collection at Texas DOT and is also a member of the Transportation Research Board's Expert Task Group on LTPP Traffic Data Collection and Analysis.