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Publication Number:      Date:  Sept/Oct 1997
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 2
Date: Sept/Oct 1997



The 3:16 A.M. Syndrome

by Cynthia Burbank and S. Lawrence Paulson

The most controversial issue in the debate to develop a surface transportation authorization bill is how to apportion the funds among the states so that the "formula" will be acceptable to both houses of Congress.

The National ITS Program: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

by Christine M. Johnson

The National Intelligent Transportation Systems program is the foundation for a information and communications infrastructure that will enable the nation to develop a more efficient surface transportation system

The National ITS Architecture: A Framework for ITS Infrastructure by Lee Simmons

The National ITS Architecture is the centerpiece of the program for developing intelligent transportation systems.

The Intelligent Vehicle Initiative: Advancing "Human-Centered" Smart Vehicles

by Cheryl Little

The Intelligent Vehicle Initiative aims to accelerate the development, availability, and use of integrated in-vehicle systems that help drivers of cars, trucks, and buses operate more safely and effectively.

ITS Is Already Paying Dividends

by Maria Koklanaris

Many intelligent transportation technologies are already improving life for millions of drivers and passengers.

Building Smart Infrastructure to Serve Travelers and System Managers by Jeff Lindley

A critical goal of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is to develop an intelligent transportation infrastructure that will enable ITS products and services to work as a powerful and effective team to save time and improve the quality of life.

The ITS Professional Capacity Building Program

by Thomas F. Humphrey

DOT has launched a five-year program to elevate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of surface transportation professionals to advance new technologies and programs.

NHI Charts New Course for the Future

by Jacqueline M. Richardson

The National Highway Institute, a leading source of comprehensive technical training and educational programs for transportation professionals, is expanding its reach to other customer groups, designing courses to focus on learner results and improving the effectiveness and quality of NHI services.

Road Safety Audits: Scanning for "Gold" Down Under

by Michael F. Trentacoste

An American team visits Australia and New Zealand to learn about road safety audits, a process to identify potentially dangerous features of the highway operating environment.

Interactive Highway Safety Design Model: Design Consistency Module

by Raymond A. Krammes

The Design Consistency Module is one of five modules of the IHSDM, an integrated system of modules that highway planners and designers can use to evaluate the safety of highway geometric design alternatives within a computer-aided design (CAD) environment.

The Search for Optimal Asphalt

by Dr. Brian Chollar and Dr. Mohammed Memon

At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, research on chemically modified asphalts is an ongoing project that has already resulted in furfural-modified asphalt, compatibilized crumb rubber asphalt, and chemically modified crumb rubber asphalt.



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