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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-14-005    Date:  July/August 2014
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-005
Issue No: Vol. 78 No. 1
Date: July/August 2014



Gaining Traction on Roadway Safety

by Roya Amjadi, David Merritt, and James Sherwood

In a performance study, 17 States collaborated with FHWA to determine how to increase pavement friction through low- or no-cost surface treatments. Check out the results.

A Labor of Love

by Greg A. Kolle

The opening of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge on Labor Day 2013 marked the symbolic end of a long and challenging journey.

Clearing a Path for Pedestrians

by Tamara Redmon

FHWA helps State and local agencies take the guesswork out of maintaining sidewalks, walkways, and crosswalks.

Shaping the Future of Freight

by Tiffany Julien and Nicholas Kehoe

Advisory committees are bringing public and private stakeholders to the table to boost the movement of goods. Just in time, because freight tonnage is expected to increase by 62 percent by 2040.

Living in the Line of Duty

by Dennis L. Rubin and Kimberly C. Vásconez

An FHWA training course and partner efforts promise to help mitigate risks to firefighters and other first responders. The goal? Reduce, and ultimately eliminate, their roadway fatalities.


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