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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-004    Date:  May/June 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-004
Issue No: Vol. 80 No. 6
Date: May/June 2017



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Photo: FHWA-HRT-17-004 Public Roads May/June 2017 Cover - Two motorcyclists drive past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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Motorcycle safety is a key concern for organizers of an annual Memorial Day gathering in Washington, DC. To address the issue, transportation agencies are implementing improvements at high-risk locations across the Nation. Strategies from rider education to debris control can help combat the grim statistics. For more information, see “Slamming on the Brakes on a Mounting Problem” on page 10 in this issue of PUBLIC ROADS.

Connected Vehicles: Coming Soon to a Road Near You

by Egan Smith and Kate Hartman

Across the Nation, USDOT is pilot testing vehicles that can communicate with each other and with the roads around them. Welcome to the new world of transportation.

Slamming on the Brakes on a Mounting Problem

by Guan Xu, Rebecca Crowe, Gabriel Rousseau, and Lisa Kinner Bedsole

With motorcycle fatalities on the rise, applying optimal countermeasures can make a dent in these increasingly grim statistics.

Where Can the Big Rigs Park?

by Tretha Chromey and Jeff Purdy

Through partnerships, continued education, and effective planning, FHWA and others are implementing strategies to help solve the national shortage of parking spaces for semitrailer trucks.

Riding Out the Storm

by Roemer M. Alfelor

FHWA is partnering with transportation agencies to develop and implement effective traffic management strategies during adverse weather.



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