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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-010
Date: January/February 2009
Since 2003, the National Highway Specifications Web site (NHSW) has provided users with a fully searchable, electronic library of information on highway construction specifications for all 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Federal Lands and Highways. "As a one-stop source for specification information, the Web site has saved users time and money, while improving practices and promoting higher quality in construction end products," says Ken Jacoby of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is soliciting comments on the creation of a regulation that would establish National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS). FHWA estimates that there are more than 300 highway tunnels in the United States. The NTIS would set minimum tunnel inspection standards that would apply to all Federal-aid highway tunnels on public roads.
Two new free Web-based training opportunities are available from the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI). The TCCC's members include representatives from FHWA, NHI, regional State training and certification groups, several American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials subcommittees, and industry associations.
Learn more about "Putting the Asset Management Pieces Together" at the Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, scheduled for October 19-21, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. The conference will be hosted by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), with support from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management, Office of Safety, and Office of Pavement Technology.
A new monthly seminar series offered online by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) features guest speakers discussing challenges they have faced in the field and the innovative solutions used to address those challenges. The free Real Solutions Seminar Series also offers participants the opportunity to ask questions during the seminars.