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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-16-001    Date:  November/December 2015
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-001
Issue No: Vol. 79 No. 3
Date: November/December 2015



Where the Laboratory Meets the Road

by Barry Wallick and Michelle Arnold

Fine-tuning a highway driving simulator’s motion-base system goes a long way toward heightening a test subject’s perceptions, leading to a more realistic driving experience.

A New Era Is Dawning

by Kyle Kitchel

A member of the Osage Nation and 17-year veteran in the Tribal Transportation Program looks back at the history of road building on reservations—and forward at today’s tribal DOTs.

Concrete Turns Green, Figuratively Speaking

by David K. Hein, Samuel S. Tyson, and David R. Smith

For minimizing stormwater runoff, permeable interlocking concrete pavements are increasingly popular. Learn here about their use, design, construction, and maintenance.

Connecting the Employment Dots

by Clark Martin

FHWA has established five new regional centers to help develop, recruit, and retain a highly effective transportation workforce, especially crucial given so many baby boomer retirements.

Reusing Bridge Foundations

by Frank Jalinoos

Some owners are building on existing elements when widening and replacing structures. Here is how this strategy can help expedite construction, minimize site impacts, and address sustainability needs.

The Future of Roadway Lighting

by Ronald Gibbons, Joseph Cheung, and Paul Lutkevich

Researchers studying the role of illumination in traffic safety make the case for adaptive control systems.

Supporting Hometown Heroes

by Kimberly C. Vásconez

Successful traffic incident management programs depend on the participation of skilled multidisciplinary responders. Defining TIM as a new branch of public safety can help.



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