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|Publication Number: Date: September/October 2001|
Issue No: Vol. 65 No. 2
Date: September/October 2001
by Lisa Crye
For two recent road surveys, the Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) used a helicopter equipped with a low-power laser to collect in a few hours the complete range of required information that would have taken several weeks for a ground survey crew to collect.
by Aida Berkovitz
A national focus on the safety of local roadways is needed, and mixed land use and smart-growth policies can ultimately result in safer local roadways through the use of appropriate designs and slower speeds.
by Stephanie Roth and Ashby Johnson
From a transportation perspective, smart growth includes the building of walkable communities and providing a variety of transportation choices so that residents have alternatives to the single-occupant motor vehicle to get from one place to another.
by Mary E. Myers
This article, reflecting the perspective of a landscape architect, explores the background, evolution, and aesthetic application of the spiral curve and suggests that it be reintroduced into educational programs for landscape architects.
by James A. Arnold
The recent conversion of two Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN) sites in Maryland to National Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) broadcast stations is the latest chapter in the emerging NDGPS.
by Steve Moler
Metro Denver's Transportation Expansion Project (T-REX), a combined freeway reconstruction and light-rail extension, is as massive as the name implies, and it has gone from a dream to construction in a little more than three years.
by Dena M. Gray-Fisher
The Iowa Department of Transportation and its construction and design partners are taking extreme measures to protect the environment and our national symbol, the bald eagle, during the relocation of a 40-mile (64-kilometer) segment of U.S. Route 20.
by Maria Koklanaris
The Western Federal Lands Highway Division contributed $500,000 to help purchase Whalen Island, Ore., and save it from development.
by Kathleen A. Bergeron
Customers tend to keeping going back to people and places they trust, and organizations are learning that moving from simply knowing customers to having customer relationships and managing those relationships appropriately can increase both profits and efficiency.