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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-005    Date:  July/August 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-005
Issue No: Vol. 81 No. 1
Date: July/August 2017



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With the roots of intelligent transportation systems reaching back more than 60 years, ITS technology today is transforming transportation by bringing connected and automated vehicles to everyday life. A survey of the evolution of ITS shows how the policies and key research came about. To learn more, see "ITS Is Changing the World," on page 18 in this issue of PUBLIC ROADS.

Transforming Stewardship and Oversight for Major Projects

by John Burns

Out of necessity, FHWA took a different approach to fulfilling its roles and responsibilities on the complex New NY Bridge Project.

The Age of e-Construction

by Kathryn Weisner, Bryan Cawley, and Alicia Sindlinger

State DOTs are transforming their approach to highway projects to keep pace with today’s changing, mobile work environment. Check out these tips on how to go paperless.

ITS Is Changing the World

by Egan Smith

Transportation is at a crossroads, and U.S. roads will never be the same again. As this technology advances, connected and automated vehicles will become a part of everyday life. Here’s how it all came about.

Dollar for Dollar

by Francine Shaw Whitson

Transportation performance management could change how DOTs go about their business on a day-to-day basis. To find out what this new era is all about, read on.

Help Wanted

by Clark Martin and Alexandra Dudley

The transportation industry is leading the effort to recruit and train workers to fill a growing number of jobs. The future of transportation depends on these endeavors.

A Focused Approach to Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

by Tamara Redmon, Elissa Goughnour, and Kara Peach

FHWA’s technical assistance program helps communities protect their most vulnerable road users. Here’s how three locations have met the challenge.



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