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Publication Number:      Date:  July/August 2001
Issue No: Vol. 65 No. 1
Date: July/August 2001



HELP WANTED - Meeting the Need for Tomorrow's Transportation Work Force

by Clark Martin

The entire transportation community - public and private sectors - is facing a very critical work force problem, primarily because of the pending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. To avoid serious repercussions, a more proactive approach to work force planning and development is required.

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program: Preparing for the Future of Transportation

by Ilene D. Payne, Leslie C. Porter, and Lisa Crye

DDETFP awards $2 million annually in six fellowship award categories to undergraduates, graduate students, and selected faculty. In the last decade, about 2,000 fellowships, worth $20 million, have been awarded.

The Millennium Manual Matters

by David Smith

FHWA releases the 2000 Millennium Edition of the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a significantly updated version of the classic manual.


by Deborah Curtis

QuickZone is software that will estimate traveler delay due to work zones, and by doing so, it will provide a more complete and realistic view of the total construction costs of a road project.

Iowa's Approach to Environmental Stewardship

by Dena M. Gray-Fisher

The Iowa Department of Transportation has developed a multiyear education and communication plan to help both its employees and the public to fully grasp the importance of DOT's actions to balance the state's transportation needs and the preservation of its environmental resources.

Moveable Barrier Solves Work-Zone Dilemma

by Cathy Satterfield

While repairs are being made to one of the two bridges carrying U.S. 24/150 over the Illinois River in Peoria, Illinois DOT uses a moveable barrier system to facilitate the most efficient flow of traffic as the other bridge is pressed into "two-way duty."

Learning From the Big Dig

by Daniel C. Wood

Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project - the Big Dig - is providing plenty of lessons for transportation planners and engineers from all over the world.

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Frank V. Botelho

To help ensure the proper preservation of the nation's tunnels, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration joined forces to develop a state-of-the-art tunnel management system, a process that will extend the service life and reduce the operating expenses of tunnels throughout the country.

International Cooperation to Prevent Collisions at Intersections

by Cathy Frye

The United States and Japan have established the U.S.-Japan Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Research Program to find technology-based solutions to reduce the high incidence of crashes at intersections.

Pay Attention - Buckle Up: Safe Driving Is a Full-Time Job

from the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

To help educate employees about distracted driving and combat the human and economic costs of traffic crashes, NETS has made distracted driving the focus of the fifth annual Drive Safely Work Week campaign - Sept. 10-14.




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