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Publication Number:      Date:  May/June 2001
Issue No: Vol. 65 No. 3
Date: May/June 2001



5-1-1: Traffic Help May Soon Be Three Digits Away

by S. Lawrence Paulson

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of a three-digit telephone number (5-1-1) by states and local jurisdictions for the dissemination of travel information.

Using the Dynamic Modulus Test to Assess the Mix Strength of HMA

by Thomas Harman

The dynamic modulus test (E*) is currently under consideration to be added to the Superpave mix design system as a simple performance test.

The ITS Public Safety Program: Creating a Public Safety Coalition

by William Baker and Melissa A. Winn

The key goal of the ITS Public Safety Program is to deploy interoperable procedures and technologies for public safety and transportation operations.

Handling the Worst Crash Ever in Virginia

by Melissa A. Winn

Through a massive, cooperative effort by fire and rescue units, state police, and the Virginia Department of Transportation, the scene of a 117-vehicle crash was cleared and the highway reopened in only 12 hours.

Moving Ahead - The American Public Speaks on Roadways and Transportation in Communities

by Vincent Pearce

On March 20, 2001, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the results of a nationwide survey, reporting that most highway travelers were satisfied with both the major highways they use and the existing transportation system and options offered by their communities and that the level of satisfaction is higher than in a similar survey conducted in 1995.

Branding America's Byways

by Sharon Hurt Davidson

Over the past year, FHWA has been researching, defining, and beginning to build a brand for the collection of National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.

Travelers Seek Byway Experiences

by Cheryl Newman

Travel trends indicate that Americans increasingly look for travel and vacation experiences that can be found along America's Byways.

National Work-Zone Awareness Week Commemorated Across the Nation

by Ann Walls

The second annual National Work-Zone Awareness Week, April 9 to 12, 2001, to boost awareness of the need to be especially alert and concerned with safety in work zones, was well-received throughout the country. The campaign included activities in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Work-Zone Traffic Control: Survey of Contracting Techniques

by Angela Johnson, Lloyd Rue, Ted Burch, and Dick Clark

The Montana Department of Transportation (DOT) and FHWA's Montana Division conducted a survey to gain a comprehensive perspective of state contracting practices across the country. The survey results, reflecting the responses from 35 state DOTs, present valuable insights that will help state DOTs to improve their procedures and save money.



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