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Press Releases

New Computer Program Helps Highway Engineers Predict and Prevent Pavement Cracking

Contact: Karen Whitney
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 3-00
Researchers at the Federal Highway Administration's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, in concert with industry researchers, have developed a software package that will help engineers construct longer-lasting crack-free pavements. The system will provide a more accurate prediction of the potential for cracking in concrete pavements and overlays during construction.
The High Performance Paving system, or...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces $3.6 Million in Funding for Millennium Trails

Contact: Jim Pinkelman
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 2-00
U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced that $3.6 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) discretionary funds will be provided to four trails associated with the Millennium Trails Initiative.
"I am very pleased that we are taking another step toward creating a network of millennium trails that reflect the unique spirit of their states and the collective history of our nation," said...

Transportation Secretary Slater Praises Departing FHWA Deputy Administrator

Contact: Jim Pinkelman
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 1-00
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater today praised Gloria J. Jeff for her six years of service at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a time that saw record levels of investment in America's transportation infrastructure, designation of the National Highway System, and FHWA restructuring to help the agency meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Jeff announced that she will leave the agency...