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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-15-002    Date:  January/February 2015
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-15-002
Issue No: Vol. 78 No. 4
Date: January/February 2015



FHWA’s “Innovations Factory” Commands Presidential Attention

by Doug Hecox and Debra S. Elston

President Barack Obama’s visit to the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center highlighted 100 years of breakthrough research. The President at the wheel of TFHRC’s highway simulator made national news.

Excitement Reigns During Presidential Visit

by Doug Hecox and Debra S. Elston

President Obama’s tour of FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center offered a once-in-a-lifetime experience for TFHRC employees. Check out this photo spread!

Innovations Hit the Road

by Mary Lou Ralls, Bruce Seely, Ewa Flom, and Randy Brown

Project showcases are a powerful tool for converting the skeptical. If you have doubts about some new technology, these success stories might change your mind. Join the domino effect.

How the Uncommon Became the Commonplace

by Richard F. Weingroff

Highway innovations that seemed impossible at one time are now like any other technological marvels, where we wonder, “How did we ever get along without them?”

Slowing Climate Change One Highway at a Time

by Doug Romig, Bill Dunn, Amy Estelle, and Greg Heitmann

New Mexico is leveraging rights-of-way to potentially reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions entering the atmosphere.

The Secret to Making Federal Tax Dollars Work for Your State

by Clark Merrefield, Susan Smichenko, and Gerry Flood

To improve safety on local roads, Florida accesses FHWA funds more quickly and with lower administrative costs. Learn from the Sunshine State’s award-winning approach.



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