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Publication Number:      Date:  November/December 2002
Issue No: Vol. 66 No. 3
Date: November/December 2002



The Scan of the Wild

by Fred Bank

An international tour checks out how European countries handle roadkill, habitat fragmentation, and other impacts of highways on wildlife.

Filling the Pipeline

by Clark Martin and Vicki Glenn

A milestone agreement emerged from the National Workforce Summit for an urgent industry-wide partnership to attract and retain transportation workers.


by John W. Epling

This state-of-the-practice software is helping MPOs and DOTs improve their transportation planning.

Measuring the Road to Improvement

by Connie Yew and Pamela Friedman

Performance-based management at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation represents progress at its best.

Students Grab the Gold Ring

by Keri A. Funderburg

Construction Career Days are sweeping the country, ensuring a bright future for an industry badly in need of more workers.

Digging into LTPP Pavement Data

by Antonio Nieves Torres and John J. Sullivan IV

Students and professors mine the LTPP database to reveal new research insights and earn well-deserved national recognition.

Making It Happen the Fast Way

by Ron Zeitz

A behind-the-scenes account of the rapid decisions after an I-40 Oklahoma bridge was struck by two barges.

"Back to Basics" Saves Lives

by Mary Stringfellow

The Louisiana Division uses tried-and-true techniques to ensure a safe, secure, and efficient transportation system for highway travelers.

A Decade of Achievement

by Richard A. Livingston, Milton "Pete" Mills, and Morton S. Oskard

Now celebrating its 10th year, FHWA's Advanced Research program has produced a host of tangible results ranging from "smart bridges" to detectors that alert drowsy drivers.

Does Your Interchange Design Have You Going Around in Circles?

by Joe G. Bared and Evangelos I. Kaisar

This informal study by the authors asserts that roundabouts might be a viable alternative for enhancing traffic flow in place of diamond interchanges.

From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

by John F. Munro

Take a look at the small business innovations that support FHWA research goals and improve the transportation system.




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