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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-18-002    Date:  Winter 2018
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-18-002
Issue No: Vol. 81 No. 4
Date: Winter 2018

 

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Photo: Michigan DOT Photography Unit.
Detroit's QLINE electric streetcar, launched in 2017, is the outcome of an unprecedented public-private partnership providing a model for regional collaboration. The project is an example of the innovative technologies, methods, and processes encouraged by FHWA to improve the Nation's transportation system. FHWA is also exploring innovations like drones and alternative contracting methods.
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Detroit's QLINE electric streetcar, launched in 2017, is the outcome of an unprecedented public-private partnership providing a model for regional collaboration. The project is an example of the innovative technologies, methods, and processes encouraged by FHWA to improve the Nation's transportation system. FHWA is also exploring innovations like drones and alternative contracting methods.

Building Connections That Last

by Mark Leonard

FHWA is encouraging the use of ultra-high performance concrete to join prefabricated bridge elements and improve their performance.

Refueling America

by Diane Turchetta, Carter Purcell, and Sean Nyhan

FHWA is shaping the future of highway infrastructure by designating corridors across the country that provide charging and fueling stations for vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas.

Ready for Takeoff

by James Gray, Bryan Cawley, and Alicia Sindlinger

Unmanned aerial systems are taking flight in highway transportation. Here's a bird's-eye view at how and where the industry is using them.

Smart Contracting

by Victoria J. Peters and Kenneth E. Atkins

Today, project delivery requires better and faster ways of doing business. One way is to use the construction manager/general contractor method of procurement. Here's how it works.

Managing New Peaks at National Parks

by Linda MacIntyre and Aung Gye

Visitors are flocking to the Nation's natural and cultural wonders in record numbers. How are agency leaders responding to the related traffic and impacts? Here is the story of new approaches to managing congestion in a recreational setting.

 

 

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