U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-074
Communications Reference Guide
There are a variety of documents that each office may use to communicate with a specific audience, including booklets, technical flyers (TechBriefs, report summaries, and product application notes), brochures, and fact sheets. Refer to chapter 4 and the GPO Style Manual for additional editing and style requirements.
To communicate detailed summaries, achievements, and/or recommendations from research projects and programs.
Transportation managers, decisionmakers, and executives.
To summarize an experiment, TechBriefs provide results, data collected from analysis, or findings and recommendations.
To provide technical information and benefits about an FHWA product or research findings used by an FHWA customer.
To provide additional information on the availability of a product, product briefs provide concise technical information about the product.
Transportation managers and technical staff.
To create awareness or attract interest in a specific project or program, brochures communicate the benefits of a research, technology, or service.
Transportation decisionmakers, senior executives, managers, and technical staff.
To provide concise, factual information about a specific topic such as a facility, laboratory, technology, or expertise.
Transportation decisionmakers, managers, technical staff, and students.
Do not submit second-generation or previously printed materials as graphics. Do not use correction fluid, tape, photocopies, or artwork that is fuzzy, dark, or faded. Refer to "Attachment 3—Designing and Formatting Your FHWA Publication," in the FWHA Publications and Printing Handbook. Do not submit CAD drawings; export them to a .jpg or .tif format.