U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-013
Date: May 2007
To help State transportation agencies meet the challenge of maintaining work zone safety and mobility while performing needed rehabilitation and reconstruction work on the Nation's roads, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a collection of four guides.
Meet today's improved and accelerated concrete pavements at the upcoming International Conference on Optimizing Paving Concrete Mixtures and Accelerated Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. Scheduled for November 7-9, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia, the conference is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Concrete Pavement Technology Program (CPTP).
The goal of bringing back international innovations and best practices in designing, building, and operating tunnel systems took a team of Federal, State, and local highway and transit agency and industry representatives to Europe in fall 2005. The scanning team tour was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). Team members visited Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. The team also met with representatives from Austria, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program is now accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 demonstration construction projects.
From house painting to oil changes, proactive maintenance activities help protect our investment in our homes and cars. Protecting the considerable public investment in the highway infrastructure requires an equally important emphasis on proactive preservation techniques to maximize the service life of our roads and bridges. To assist State and local agencies and others in implementing preservation practices, a world of pavements and structures preservation resources now awaits at the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Preservation Web site (www.fhwa.dot.gov/preservation).
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Technology Implementation Group (TIG) has selected Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) and Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) as its focus technologies for 2007. TIG's goal is to promote high payoff, innovative technologies that State and local transportation agencies and industry can use to improve the Nation's highway system.