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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-19-003    Date:  Spring 2019
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-19-003
Issue No: Vol. 83 No. 1
Date: Spring 2019



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Public Roads Spring 2019 Front Cover
Former FHWA Executive Director Frederick “Bud” Wright leaves a legacy for his decades-long work in transportation. Clockwise from top left, Wright jokes with staff—and his cardboard cut-out—during his retirement party in 2018. Wright speaks to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) staff and attendees at a NASCAR reception in 2014. Wright talks with a journalist during the AASHTO 2014 Annual Meeting. Wright delivers remarks from the podium during the 2014 Annual Meeting. Wright is featured in the video, “AASHTO Displays Orange to Support Highway Workers and Promote Work Zone Safety” in 2016. Wright poses in front of an AASHTO 100th anniversary display at the Washington Briefing event in 2014. For more information, see “A Conversation With Frederick 'Bud' Wright” on page 10 in this issue of Public Roads.

Setting a Course to Interoperability

by Kate Hartman, Deborah Curtis, Ed Fok, and Govindarajan Vadakpat

USDOT successfully demonstrated the ability to operate connected vehicles cross-site, over-the-air among six participating vendors from three pilot sites.

A Conversation With Frederick “Bud” Wright

The recently retired AASHTO executive director and former FHWA executive director reflects on his 43-year career in transportation.

Are Your Roads Weather Savvy?

by Paul Pisano

Some transportation agencies are choosing innovative solutions to better manage adverse weather conditions on their roadways—saving lives and enhancing mobility.

Measuring Maturity

by Nate Deshmukh Towery, David Kuehn, and Kirsten Van Fossen

Technology readiness level assessments can help transportation agencies enhance program management and project results.

Making Connections

by Matthew McAllister and Deborah Curtis

The lessons from Denver's collaboration with FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center can help other communities develop a connected vehicle program.



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