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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-012
Date: April 2013
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MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, is transforming Federal highway programs to address the challenges facing the U.S. transportation system, including improving safety, maintaining infrastructure condition, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and reducing delays in project delivery. One of the key features of MAP-21 is establishment of a performance- and outcome-based program.
What is the value of your agency's geotechnical assets? A new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) publication, Geotechnical Asset Management: Implementation Concepts and Strategies (Pub. No. FHWA-CFL/TD-13-003), examines how to apply asset management strategies to such features as retaining walls, cut slopes, embankments, rockfall sites, and culverts.
"Work Zone Safety: We're All in This Together." This message to motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, highway workers, law enforcement, and all others that use, construct, and protect the Nation's roadways will kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2013, scheduled for April 15-19. A kickoff event will be held April 16 at an urban work zone in Washington, DC.
Use the world's most extensive pavement performance database to research and write an award-winning paper by July 31 for the International Contest on Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Data Analysis.