U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-016
Date: August 2008
From personalized technical assistance to 24/7 online access to the latest information resources, the Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP•2) is helping transportation agencies across the country implement and improve their pavement preservation programs.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Construction Web site (www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction) brings a world of resources on highway construction together in one convenient location. For everything from technical guidance to publications to information on available training, one stop at the Construction Web site is now all you need.
Join the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management online for its series of free quarterly Webinars on transportation asset management topics. Scheduled for September 9, 2008, the next Webinar will focus on "Program Tradeoff Analysis for Asset Management: Moving from Information to Understanding." The Webinar will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern time). Presentations from the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Highway Administration will be featured during the event.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Corrosion-Resistant Reinforcing Bar Seminar offers a one-stop opportunity to find out more about the many types of products now available to prevent reinforcing bar corrosion in bridges, resulting in a longer bridge service life. Presented by the FHWA Resource Center's Structures Technical Service Team (TST), the free 1-day seminar highlights the range of corrosion-resistant technologies available, including solid stainless steel, stainless steel-clad, micro-composite metallic, epoxy-coated, hot-dipped galvanized, combination zinc and epoxy-coated, and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite reinforcing bars. Also discussed is a laboratory investigation into various alternative reinforcing bars.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program is now soliciting grant applications for its final round of demonstration construction projects. The HfL program is designed to encourage State transportation agencies to build projects using proven innovations that have been infrequently or never used by the agency. A State transportation department can apply if the project constructs, reconstructs, or rehabilitates a route or connection on an eligible Federal-aid highway and uses innovative technologies, manufacturing processes, financing, or contracting methods. The proposed innovations must be available now and ready to use. Projects should meet the HfL performance goals of improving safety, reducing congestion caused by construction, and improving quality and customer satisfaction.