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Public Roads - September/October 2002

Communication Product Updates

Communication Product Updates

by Zac Ellis of FHWA's Office of Research and Technology Services

"I find that a great part of the information I have acquired was by looking up something and finding something else on the way."

Franklin P. Adams
American columnist and author

With more than 30,000 titles in its collection, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Research, Development, and Technology in McLean, VA, is transforming its Technical Reference Center (TRC) into a full-service, knowledge hub with online access to public libraries across the globe. The TRC contains a collection of highway transportation and technology materials, furthering FHWA's commitment to preserve information and promote useful, targeted transportation products. This collection of resources enables researchers to share research knowledge, experience, lessons learned, and success stories.

Visit the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center's (TFHRC) Web site library of current publications and research materials at or go to the URL specified for the product you need. For other FHWA and USDOT publications, visit the OneDOT Online Publication catalog at, the USDOT Library at, or the National Transportation Library's Web site at

Paper copies of the reports listed below can be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). In some cases, limited copies also are available from FHWA's Research and Technology Report Center. When ordering from NTIS, include the NTIS publication number and the publication title. You also may visit the NTIS Web site at to order publications online. Call NTIS for current prices. For customers outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the cost is usually double the listed price. Address requests to:

National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
Telephone: (703) 605-6000
Toll-free number: (800) 553-NTIS (6847)
Expanded sales desk hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Mon.-Fri.

Address requests for items available from the R&T Report Center to:

Federal Highway Administration
R&T Product Distribution Center, HRTM-03


The Technical Reference Center and TFHRC staff organize the transportation collection into an easy-to-use knowledge center of highway transportation information.


Communications Products Publication Numbers
Asphalt Pavements
Fundamental Properties of Asphalts and Modified Asphalts— Volume I: Interpretive Report FHWA-RD-99-212
Fundamental Properties of Asphalts and Modified Asphalts— Volume II: Final Report, New Methods (NTIS No. PB2001- 108760) FHWA-RD-99-213
Laboratory Evaluation of the PQI Model 300  
Microdamage Healing in Asphalt and Asphalt Concrete, Volume I: Microdamage and Microdamage Healing, Project Summary Report (NTIS No. PB2001-107666) FHWA-RD-98-141
Microdamage Healing in Asphalt and Asphalt Concrete, Volume II: Laboratory and Field Testing to Assess and Evaluate Microdamage and Microdamage Healing (NTIS No. PB2001-107667) FHWA-RD-98-142
Microdamage Healing in Asphalt and Asphalt Concrete, Volume III: A Micromechanics Fracture and Healing Model for Asphalt Concrete (NTIS No. PB2001-107668) FHWA-RD-98-143  
Microdamage Healing in Asphalt and Asphalt Concrete, Volume IV: A Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Fatigue Model of Asphalt Concrete with Microdamage Healing (NTIS No. PB2001-107669) FHWA-RD-98-144
Corrosion and Coatings
Corrosion Cost and Preventive Strategies in the United States FHWA-RD-01-156
Corrosion Inhibitors in Concrete: Interim Report FHWA-RD-02-002
A Predictive Approach for Long-Term Performance of Recycled Materials Using Accelerated Aging  
Volumes I: Final Report (NTIS No. PB2001-107670) FHWA-RD-01-022
Volume II: Appendices (NTIS No. PB2001-107671) FHWA-RD-01-023
Framework for Evaluating the Use of Recycled Materials in the Highway Environment (NTIS No. PB2002-100893) FHWA-RD-00-140
Highway Effects on Vehicle Performance (NTIS No. PB2002-1000122) FHWA-RD-00-164
Focus, July 2002 FHWA-RD-02-012
Public Roads, March/April 2002 FHWA-RD-02-060
Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T) Catalog of Products and Services FHWA-RD-02-069
RD&T Organizational and Expertise Directory, July 2002 FHWA-RD-02-090
Transporter, April/May 2002 FHWA-RD-02-021
An Introduction to the Deep Mixing Methods as Used in Geotechnical Applications—Volume III: The Verification and Properties of Treated Ground FHWA-RD-99-167
Long-Term Durability of Geosynthetics Based on Exhumed Samples from Construction Projects (NTIS No. PB2001-105580) FHWA-RD-00-157
Performance Test for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Including Effects of Preloading (NTIS No. PB2001-107602) FHWA-RD-01-018


Human-Centered Systems
Guidelines and Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians (NTIS No. PB2001-1087850) FHWA-RD-01-051
Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians (NTIS No. PB2002-100276) FHWA-RD-01-103
Long-Term Pavement Performance
Characterization of Transverse Profiles (NTIS No. PB2001-105685) (abstract only) FHWA-RD-01-024
Long-Term Pavement Performance Web site update  
Pedestrian Facilities Users Guide: Providing Safety and Mobility (NTIS No. PB2002-103024) FHWA-RD-01-102
Safety Effects of Marked Vs. Unmarked Crosswalks at 5 Uncontrolled Locations: Executive Summary and Recommended Guidelines (NTIS No. PB2002-104240) FHWA-RD-01-07
Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
Accelerated Aging of Concrete: A Literature Review FHWA-RD-01-073
Prediction of Chloride Penetration in Concrete (NTIS No. PB2002-1000056) FHWA-RD-00-142
Service Life Prediction Based on Sorptivity for Highway FHWA-RD-01-162
Concrete Exposed to Sulfate Attack and Freeze-Thaw Conditions The Effects of Higher Strength and Associated Concrete Properties on Pavement Performance (NTIS No. PB2001-107672) FHWA-RD-00-161
Estimating Roadside Encroachment Rates with the Combined Strengths of Accident- and Encroachment-Based Approaches, Final Report FHWA-RD-01-124
Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) Web site update  
Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM)  
Intersection Safety Web site update
Highway Bridge Inspection: State-of-the-Practice Survey (NTIS No. PB2001-107339) FHWA-RD-01-033
Reliability of Visual Inspection for Highway Bridges, Volume I: Final Report (NTIS No. PB2001-107603) FHWA-RD-01-020
Volume II: Appendices (NTIS No. PB2001-107599) FHWA-RD-01-021