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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-16-002     Date:  January/February 2016
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-002
Issue No: Vol. 79 No. 4
Date: January/February 2016



Moving Beyond Traffic

by Gregory Nadeau

Preparing the transportation system for the future starts today. But in an era of rapid change, getting there requires consistent, reliable investment at the Federal level.

Stop or Go?

by James Colyar, Rachel Klein, and Les Jacobson

Ramp metering has demonstrated that it reduces freeway congestion and crashes. So why aren’t more transportation agencies deploying it?

The Roads Less Traveled

by Rosemarie Anderson and Pamela Beer

A new toolkit from FHWA is paving the way for safer local and tribal rural highways.

Commuting in a Post-Baby Boomer World

by Alan Pisarski, Steve Polzin, and Elaine Murakami

An upsurge in retirements, coupled with workplace trends such as telecommuting, is bound to affect travel on U.S. highways. Here’s what transportation planners will want to know.

Digitizing for Better Decisionmaking

by Clark Merrefield, Susan Smichenko, Gerry Flood, and Melonie Barrington

Michigan has established a successful government-academia partnership to help local agencies make data-driven decisions on road safety.

Leveraging a Data-Rich World

by David Unkefer, Katherine Petros, Bryan Cawley, and Alicia Sindlinger

Civil Integrated Management is shepherding highway construction and transportation asset management into the digital age, while improving the consistency and efficiency of project delivery.



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