U.S. Department of Transportation
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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-015
Date: July 2010
A new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report, Beyond the Short Term: Transportation Asset Management for Long-Term Sustainability, Accountability, and Performance (Pub. No. FHWA-IF-10-009), looks at how transportation agencies are using asset management to demonstrate the sustainability of current infrastructure practices, improve decisionmaking, and achieve enhanced performance.
A free online course now being offered by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI), provides guidance and instruction to inspectors involved in the construction of hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements.
A free Webinar sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) will explore the issues associated with the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in setting transportation project goals and contract requirements. The Webinar will be held August 5, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. (eastern daylight time).
Precast concrete pavement systems (PCPS) are being used by an increasing number of States for the repair and rehabilitation of pavements. A 2-day showcase sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program in September 2009 spotlighted the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) use of PCPS for a $5 million project on I-66 in Fairfax County.
Two new Tech Briefs available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) look at the opportunities ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) presents to create longer lasting bridges and facilitate rapid renewal of the Nation's highway infrastructure. Structural Behavior of a Prototype UHPC Pi-Girder (Pub. No. FHWA-HRT-09-068) and Structural Behavior of a 2nd Generation UHPC Pi-Girder (Pub. No. FHWA-HRT-09-069) both summarize research conducted by FHWA.