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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-14-003    Date:  March/April 2014
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-003
Issue No: Vol. 77 No. 5
Date: March/April 2014



FHWA’s R&T Agenda Addresses National Challenges

by John V. Moulden

With transportation facing major hurdles, the agency seeks to improve coordination of the Nation’s research and technology programs. You can help shape this research vision.

Pushing the Limits of Pavement

by Nelson Gibson and Alicia Sindlinger

Full-scale experiments across the country are working between a rock and a hard place to build longer lasting roads

Where the Water Meets the Road

by Anthony DeSimone and John J. Sullivan IV

In many parts of the country, ferry boats are an important transportation link connecting communities across rivers, bays, and other waterways.

Making Inroads for Women in Transportation

by Susan L. Kurland and Heather Fernuik

By leading a new initiative for the 21 APEC economies, USDOT is taking on a crucial role in advancing opportunities for women in transportation professions.

Traveling the Capital Beltway Is Now E-Zier

by Thomas Jennings, Larry Cloyed, and Michelle Holland

Yes, really! A public-private partnership for a massive project in Virginia to construct express lanes with electronic tolling helped unlock gridlock and offer more predictable trip times.

Creating Smarter Work Zones

by Tracy Scriba and Jennifer Atkinson

Advances in high-tech tools mean improved safety and efficiency during roadwork




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