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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / May 2011

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-013
Date: May 2011
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Articles in this Issue

FHWA Equipment Loan Program Showcases Advances in Achieving Smoother Pavements

Use the latest equipment and test methods to measure pavement texture and friction and achieve smoother, quieter pavements with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Friction, Texture, and Profile Measurement Equipment Loan Program. Sponsored by FHWA's Pavement Surface Characteristics (PSC) Program, the initiative allows State transportation agencies and partnering academic institutions the opportunity to evaluate different types of PSC measurement devices at no charge. Equipment currently available through the program includes three Circular Texture Meters (CT Meters), three Dynamic Friction Testers (DF Testers), two GripTesters®, and one Highway Friction Tester (HFT).

FOCUS on Training-Building a Smoother Pavement: FHWA Training Highlights Construction Quality Control

Verifying pavement smoothness and ultimately building smoother roadways is the focus of a new training course available from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI).

FHWA Launches Facebook and YouTube Sites

Discover a whole new way to "like" the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Agency's new Facebook page and YouTube channel offer opportunities 24/7 to learn about all things FHWA, including current news items, new technologies and initiatives, ongoing programs, and recent events.

National Bridge Management, Inspection, and Preservation Conference: Beyond the Short Term

Save the date for the National Bridge Management, Inspection, and Preservation Conference, to be held October 31-November 4, 2011, in St. Louis, Missouri. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in conjunction with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP•2), the conference will focus on how to manage the Nation's bridges beyond the short term.

Webinar Introduces GIS Tools for Linking Transportation and Natural Resource Planning

Learn how to use geographic information system (GIS) tools to better balance the needs of transportation projects with environmental concerns at a free Webinar sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Technology Implementation Group. The Webinar will be held on June 16, 2011, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (eastern daylight time). It is part of the ongoing Innovations series, which is designed to bring representatives from State and local transportation agencies, industry, academia, and others timely information on today's highway technology advances. The series is hosted by FHWA's National Highway Institute (NHI), in conjunction with the FHWA Highways for LIFE program.

Highway Technology Calendar

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