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|Publication Number: Date: Spring 1995|
Issue No: Vol. 58 No. 4
Date: Spring 1995
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.
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.
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.
by Michael J. Savonis
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 makes dramatic changes in the way we view federal transportation funding.
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.
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.
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.
by Christopher Douwes
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