by Keith D. Herbold
Life-cycle cost-analysis (LCCA) models that are currently used by state highway agencies treat input variables as discrete, fixed values. In actuality, many input variables are not fixed; they are…
by James Pol
The ITS Peer-to-Peer Program provides free technical assistance to agencies seeking to improve transportation operations through the deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
by Christopher A. Monk, M. Joseph Moyer, Jonathan M. Hankey, Thomas A. Dingus, Richard J. Hanowski, and Walter W. Wierwille
The goal of in-vehicle information system (IVIS) technology is to increase the safety, mobility, efficiency, and convenience of the motoring public. Examples of these technologies include in-vehicle…
by Brent M. Phares, Dennis D. Rolander, Benjamin A. Graybeal, and Glenn A. Washer
In 1967, the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River collapsed during rush hour, killing 46 people.
by Benjamin A. Graybeal, R.A. Walther, Glenn A. Washer, and Amy M. Waters
Adapted from TRB Paper No. 00-0918 with the same title by Graybeal, Walther, and Washer.
by Catherine Nicholas and Clayton Wilcox
What's a smart snowplow? How do you repair a leaking culvert pipe? Do those pothole-patching machines really work? Answers to these questions and more were available at the Pacific Northwest…
by David Smallen
It looks like a Patriot missile launcher on a yellow truck, and when the "launcher" is extended from the bed of the truck, it does fire a projectile. However, instead of shooting something into the…
by Sybil Hatch
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) often develops collaborative partnerships with professional and trade organizations to serve the highway community's best interests.
by Jose E. Hernandez and Sheila Rimal Duwadi
Adapted from TRB Paper No. 00-0558, "An impulse radar tomography imaging system for NDE of timber structures," by Hernandez and Duwadi.
by John Harding
Work zones may seem to be even more ubiquitous in the future because of a combination of factors.
We are pleased to introduce the newly redesigned Public Roads Online to you. The November/December 2000 issue is the debut of the new design, which was created by Sally Hoffmaster and implemented by…
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 Diane Enriquez
We all know about driver distraction. Who among us can say they've never switched on the radio, fumbled for the 25-cent toll, scolded the kids, or finished off that fast-food burger while driving the…
NHI has a new Web site that will allow customers to have an easier time searching for courses. The site features an instant jump to the Transportation Training Resources Catalog, a publication that…
Communication Product Updates
by Zac Ellis of FHWA's Office of Research and Technology Services
Below are brief descriptions of reports recently published by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Research, Development, and Technology. All of the publications are available from…
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