by Julie Anna Cirillo
"Making What's Good Even Better" in the last issue of Public Roads explored the underlying reasons for the restructuring of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and outlined the design of the…
by Fred Jones
Over the years, I have observed that we in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), like most other organizations, are reluctant to adopt new terminology, especially when it's part of some new…
by Harold E. Peaks and Sandra Hayes
For highway designers, the 1990s have become the decade of flexibility. From Maryland to Utah, designers are facing the new realities of the 1990s — an increasing number of vehicles on the road…
by Hamid Ghasemi
Recent major earthquakes in California and Japan have again demonstrated their potential for damage to highway bridges and loss of life. However, many of the bridges that failed were designed and…
by Masafumi Mori
Much of the prosperity we have enjoyed in the 20th century can be attributed to roads and vehicles.
by Joe Massucco and John Cagle
What is the public's top priority for the highway system?
by Barbara J. Braswell
Have you ever thought of locating a bikeway on a hazardous waste site? There are many legitimate concerns: What is the cost of cleanup? What are the legal risks of becoming the owner of the property…
by Larry Neff
This article is an updated and expanded version of an article published in the Summer 1998 issue of MOVE, the publication of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
by Pamela Crenshaw
At the annual meeting of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America on May 5, 1998, Deputy Secretary of Transportation Mortimer L. Downey sounded a call to action, announcing a national summit…
by John T. Berg and Felicia B. Young
Have you ever been stuck in traffic? Many of us have, and we all know the frustration created by traffic congestion. All too often, it is a daily occurrence that adds commuting time to our workday,…
A consistent message from the leaders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been that safety - "working toward the elimination of…
Along the Road
"Along the Road" is the place to look for information about current and upcoming activities, developments, trends, and items of general interest to the highway community.
by Dale Sienicki
For more than a year, employees of FHWA's Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety (OMCHS) have been using a powerful World Wide Web-based information and analysis tool designed to provide quick…
NHI course #13069, Hazardous Bridge Coatings: Design and Management of Maintenance and Removal Operations, is now ready for delivery.
Conferences/Special Events Calendar
March Mar 1-3 1999 16th National Conference: Access and Mobility in the 21st Century Transportation Research Board Phoenix, Ariz. Jim Scott