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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-014
Date: June 2007
Asset management in real time. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Asset Management have launched a new series of free online seminars to provide support to transportation agencies as they develop and implement asset management programs.
Successes, strategies, and challenges in bridge preservation took center stage as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) convened the first National Bridge Preservation Workshop, held from April 17-18, 2007, in St. Louis, Missouri. The workshop brought together 170 bridge preservation practitioners from State departments of transportation, industry, academia, the Transportation Research Board, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to share bridge preservation strategies. The event was designed to give participants the opportunity to talk about their experiences, network, form regional bridge working groups, and provide input on a draft Bridge Preservation and Maintenance (BPAM) roadmap being developed by AASHTO. The roadmap lays out an action plan for national highway bridge preservation activities and strategies. "We need to be more proactive and not reactive, and do the right activity at the right time," said Wade Casey of FHWA's Office of Asset Management.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2007 Excellence in Utility Relocation and Accommodation Awards recognize outstanding innovations that have significantly advanced how transportation agencies relocate or accommodate utilities on surface transportation improvement projects.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Mobile Concrete Laboratory (MCL) will be hitting the road this summer, introducing innovative concrete testing equipment to State highway agencies, industry organizations, universities, and others.
The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) 2 will hold a Safety Research Symposium on July 26-27, 2007, in Washington, DC, to provide information on SHRP 2 safety projects prior to the release of the second round of 2007 Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The RFPs are scheduled to be released July 30, 2007, with proposals due in September. The symposium will include presentations on current SHRP 2 projects, discussion of the SHRP 2 research questions, and information on the long-range plan for safety research and the next round of safety RFPs.