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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-2006-003 Vol. 69 No. 5 Date: March/April 2006|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-2006-003 Vol. 69 No. 5
Date: March/April 2006
by Susan J. Binder
Building on the ISTEA and TEA-21 foundations, the new Federal surface transportation legislation introduces new programs and policies.
by David J. Forkenbrock and Paul F. Hanley
As vehicles evolve and burn less fuel, fees assessed for the number of miles actually traveled may prove to be a stable, efficient, and equitable way to finance roads in the United States.
by Earl E. Dubin
Whether they swing, retract, or are raised, New York City's movable bridges are receiving a much-needed dose of care.
by Kathleen A. Bergeron
Incentive and disincentive provisions can help motivate highway builders to complete projects economically, safely, and quickly.
by Lindsay Banks and Mark Sarmiento
Geographic information systems enable State DOTs to streamline tasks and projects related to operations, road routes, safety, engineering, conservation, and more.
by Robert Poole and Peter Samuel
Private concessions offer an alternative to managing American highways.
by Richard F. Weingroff
The first decade of the greatest public works project in history began a transportation system yet unrivaled in the world-along with problems to match.
by David R. P. Gibson, Bo Ling, Michael Zeifman, Shaoqiang Dong, and Uma Venkataraman
A new detection system using computerized stereovision promises greater pedestrian safety in the years ahead.