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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-003     Date:  March/April 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-003
Issue No: Vol. 80 No. 5
Date: March/April 2017

 

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Photo: FHWA-HRT-17-003 Public Roads March/April 2017 Cover - Four tractor-trailer trucks are driving on a rural highway.
3-D Version of Public Roads Magazine
Undertaking a transformational change of approach, USDOT and FHWA are encouraging a multimodal perspective for analyzing freight movements throughout the United States and across its borders. The goal is to improve the efficiency of the U.S. transportation system, support global connectivity, and strengthen the Nation’s economic competitiveness. For more information, see “The Times They Are Definitely Changing,” on page 11 in this issue of PUBLIC ROADS.

Providing a Shoulder to Drive On

by Jim Hunt, Pete Jenior, and Greg Jones

States are turning freeway shoulders into part-time travel lanes to relieve congestion as a cost-effective alternative to traditional widening.

The Times They Are Definitely Changing

by Chandra Bondzie

Together, USDOT and FHWA are encouraging a multimodal approach for analyzing freight movements throughout the United States and across its borders.

Doubling Down on Safety Innovations

by Michael S. Griffith, Joseph Cheung, Cathy Satterfield, and Jeff Shaw

FHWA’s Every Day Counts program promotes proven but underutilized technologies to advance the transportation sector. Take a look at five successful initiatives from the four rounds of the program.

States Learning From Each Other

by Marvin Williams

Florida and New York are working together to ensure civil rights requirements are met on innovative contracts for major highway projects.

Onward and Upward

by David M. Jared

AASHTO’s research committees and initiatives are helping to foster a national culture of innovation on transportation projects to move research into practice.

Working Smarter, Together

by Kevin Chesnik and Michael Smith

Partnering for more effective project delivery can produce innovative ideas for using Federal aid. Read on to see how States and local public agencies overcome barriers.

 

 

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