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Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Public Roads > Vol. 76 · No. 6 > Articles

May/June 2013
Vol. 76 · No. 6

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-004


Trip Traces

by Mark Fitzgerald

To improve safety, the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study is collecting data on what happens when people crash, experience a near-crash -- or drive without incident.

The Road Not Taken

by Judy Gish

Here's how Los Angeles survived and thrived during two weekend closures of its busiest freeway.

Using Risk to Drive Safety Investments

by Howard Preston, Richard Storm, Karen Scurry, and Elizabeth Wemple

Applying a systemic approach can help States get the biggest bang for their buck in reducing crashes.

A Bridge to Greater Connectivity

by Mark Studt and Alan Woodmansey

While designing a much-needed interchange, Montana called in the cavalry—experts in accelerated bridge construction—to discuss state-of-the-art methods to avoid a long-term closure.

How Does Transportation Affect Public Health?

by Eloisa Raynault and Ed Christopher

Organizations across the country increasingly are looking at the important relationship between the two disciplines.

Shouldering the Load

Gregory M. Jones

The use of paved shoulders as temporary travel lanes adds capacity when it's needed most.

Bridging the Digital Divide

by Paul R. Burley

The challenges of information accessibility have prompted efforts to digitize backlogs of transportation resources currently in analog formats.

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