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Publication Number:      Date:  May/June 1998
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 6
Date: May/June 1998



Public Roads: 80 Years Old, But the Best is Yet to Come

by Bob Bryant

Public Roads was first published in May 1918. So, that makes the magazine 80 years old. But this is not an old, stodgy magazine. Public Roads maintains the strength, vitality, energy, and enthusiasm of the young - knowing that the best years are yet to come.

Celebrate International Highway Transportation Safety Week 1998

Planning to travel on America's highways this summer? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hopes you'll tune in to some important highway safety messages before you go.

Wealth of Information Presented at Superpave Conference

by Karen Haas Smith

Wykle made these remarks in a speech at the "Superpave: Today and Tomorrow" conference April 21-23 in St. Louis. At the conference, sponsored jointly by the Asphalt Institute and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the latest news on trends and technology related to Superpavetm - the high-performance asphalt pavement mix design system - were reported.

AASHTO's SiteManager Tames Contract Documentation

by Bill Dowd

A single highway construction contract can easily produce 10,000 pages of documents. In a state, such as Iowa, that awards an average of 300 highway contracts annually, the contracts let in only one year can generate a stack of paper as tall as a 40-story building.

Intermodal Connectors: NHS Catches Up to the 1990s

by David Smallen

With no major design improvements, the Kedzie Avenue that was built for a residential neighborhood was not up to the task of handling the truck traffic of the 1990s.

The ITS Joint Project Office: Structuring the Future

On April 21, 1998, Dr. Christine Johnson, director of the Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (JPO) was interviewed by Bob Bryant, editor of Public Roads.

ISTEA's Tribal Technical Assistance Program Legacy

by Nelda Bravo

Many within the transportation community are familiar with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) technology transfer centers and the services they provide to officials of local governments.

Pride and Partnership: Completing the Interstate H-3

by Barbara J. Braswell

Hawaii, America's 50th state, is known around the world for gentle trade winds and tropical beauty. While Hawaii takes pride in these natural wonders, we are also proud of our human achievements.

Highway Financing

by Thomas Cooper

While many in the transportation community know something about the overall world of highway financing, most are not aware of its magnitude, complexity, intergovernmental nature, or - most importantly - where the money comes from and where it goes.

HIPERPAV: A User-Friendly Tool to Help Us "Build It Right"

by Stephen W. Forster

HIPERPAV is a user-friendly, Windows®-based computer program that provides guidance on the design and construction of concrete pavement.



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