U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-018
Date: June 2003
Highway agencies nationwide are realizing the goal of improved quality and durability for concrete pavements by implementing long-life concrete pavement technology, ranging from building extended life, continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP) to employing precast, prestressed concrete panels.
The first nationwide tunnel management system (TMS) is now available in two new manuals jointly produced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The TMs also includes a software program that can be used by highway and transit tunnel owners to collect data on tunnel components.
Build concrete pavements that last longer and perform better with the assistance of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) and American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Concrete Durability Workshop. The 2-day workshop covers the causes, identification, and prevention of common concrete distresses, including alkali-silica reactivity (ASR), freeze-thaw deterioration, and corrosion of reinforcing steel. To date, the workshop has been presented in 13 States.
A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) video highlighting how greater cooperation between utility companies and transportation agencies can save time and money on highway projects recently received the Crystal PACE award, one of the highest honors in the public relations field. Presented by the Public Relations Society of America, the award is given to programs that address a contemporary issue with exemplary skill, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Tap into a world of knowledge with FHWA's online knowledge communities. The Knowledge Community homepage (knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/cops/FHWAKnowExt.nsf) features links to various communities of practice, including ones on high-performance concrete, rumble strips, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and safety roadside hardware. The communities provide opportunities to participate in discussion groups, view reference materials and works in progress, find out about upcoming events, and look up member directories. Visitors can also receive personalized email notification of postings.