The following article was adapted from Administrator Wykle's speech to the ITS World Congress, Panel 6, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 9, 1999.
The safety of the nation's traveling public is the top priority of the Department of Transportation (DOT).
In the past decade, more than 8,000 people lost their lives in work zone crashes.
The basic principles of concrete barriers are not generally known or understood. Concrete barriers appear to be simple and uncomplicated, but in reality, they are sophisticated safety devices.
Even the most skillful truck driver becomes a highway hazard if deprived of sleep.
When the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began the U.S. Route 219/Meyersdale Bypass Project in Somerset County, state officials had high expectations, and those expectations...
The following article was adapted from Tony Kane's speech to the Asset Management Peer Exchange, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal...
The following is adapted from several Department of Transportation sources, primarily Roadside Use of Native Plants, a handbook published by the Federal Highway Administration.
This country has a rich history of roadway development.
This article is an adaptation from CRITTER CROSSINGS: Linking Habitats and Reducing Roadkill, a brochure recently published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The publication...
The development process for construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge across the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., is receiving a great deal of public scrutiny. The new bridge will be built...
Imagine that you are sitting in afternoon rush-hour traffic that is extremely congested because of a "fender-bender" and the ensuing clean-up efforts. You will not be able to pickup your child...
TRANSIMS is a series of integrated transportation and air quality analysis and forecasting models being developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The principal components of TRANSIMS...
I will confess that nothing makes me “see red” so much as observing a driver blatantly running a red light, and it seems like I'm seeing red every day.
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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created a new Web site: www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
The National Highway Institute (NHI) unveiled a newly designed logo and slogan intended to convey progress and change, while recognizing NHI's tradition.
Communication Product Updates
Below are brief descriptions of the reports recently published by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Research, Development, and Technology.
Conferences/Special Events Calendar
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