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Publication Number:      Date:  Spring 1995
Issue No: Vol. 58 No. 4
Date: Spring 1995



Earth Issue (Editor's Comment)

A year ago, Debbie Stroessner of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Program Development suggested that we focus the Spring 1995 issue of the magazine on an environmental theme in conjunction with the recognition of "Earth Day" on April 21, 1995.

The 1994 Environmental Policy Statement: A Framework for Action

by Rodney E. Slater

"Environment." We usually think of it as open vistas or dense wilderness, as cool lakes or crashing waterfalls. We imagine clean air and clear water.

FHWA's Environmental Policy Statement 1994

Since the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1969, the FHWA has built a framework of policies and procedures to help meet its social, economic, and environmental responsibilities while accomplishing its transportation mission.

The CMAQ Program: Realizing ISTEA's Promise

by Michael J. Savonis

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 makes dramatic changes in the way we view federal transportation funding.

ITS and the Environment

by Ray Cynthia J. Burbank

NOx, VOCs, Conformity -- these formerly obscure or unknown topics are now the focal points in many discussions of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and the environment.

Highway Bonds: An Emerging Option for Increasing Highway Financing

by Tom Howard

There is an urgent need for investment in transportation capital infrastructure improvements -- a need that greatly exceeds available financing. Estimates indicate that $51.6 billion must be spent each year for the next 20 years to maintain the current condition and performance of the highway infrastructure.

New Strategies Can Improve Winter Road Maintenance Operations

by Andrew Mergenmeier

Winter storms can create slippery pavements and make driving hazardous. Each year, state highway agencies spend about $1.5 billion plowing, salting, and sanding their roadways to keep them safe for motorists.

Preserving a Sense of Wildness

by Gary Hunter

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 authorized the National Recreational Trails Funding Program for fiscal years (FYs) 1992-97. So far, Congress has appropriated $7.5 million for this program.

National Scenic Byways Clearinghouse

by Mary Ann McNamara

Arizona's General Hitchcock Highway: Balancing Safety and the Environment

by Mark B. Taylor

Highway Research: Current Programs and Future Directions




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