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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-002     Date:  January/February 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-002
Issue No: Vol. 80 No. 4
Date: January/February 2017



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Photo: FHWA-HRT-17-002 Public Roads January/February 2017 Cover - bridge and flooded road
3-D Version of Public Roads Magazine

Peering Into the Crystal Ball

by Heather Marie Rose

Looking back at the past and understanding the trends that are emerging today can provide clues to the future of transportation.

Encouraging Best Behavior

by Kay Fitzpatrick, Ann Do, Michael P. Pratt, and Bruce Friedman

The results are in from recent FHWA research: Pedestrian hybrid beacons continue to improve safety at unsignalized crossings.

Leading on the International Stage

by Agnes Velez, Alanna McKeeman, and Jessica Klion

Through participating in the World Road Association, the U.S. transportation community has benefited from learning about research, practices, and technologies in other countries.

Making Every Place Count

by Camille Bonham and Corbin Davis

Workshops hosted by USDOT found context-sensitive solutions to reconnect communities previously divided by highway infrastructure.

Preparing for Change

by Heather Holsinger

Improving the resilience of transportation infrastructure to a changing climate involves integrating preparations throughout the decisionmaking process from planning to design, construction, and beyond.

Championing Safety on Local Roads

by Rosemarie Anderson, Pamela M. Beer, and Danena Gaines

Engaging officials and the public is essential to successfully implementing innovations on tribal, county, city, and other municipal roads.

Did You Hear That?

by Lisa Kinner Bedsole, Ken E. Johnson, and Cathy Satterfield

Mumble strips show promise for fewer roadway departures with reduced road noise near residential and environmentally sensitive areas.



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