It was 1934, and some visionaries thought radio was the future of communications. Imagine people sitting in their living rooms and hearing live performances from the best entertainers in the...
Skagway, a picturesque restored gold-rush town, is located in a spectacular fjord at the head of Lynn Canal, the northernmost end of Alaska's Inside Passage.
Vehicular travel is increasing throughout the world, particularly in large urban areas. Accommodating the increased demand, while improving traffic safety, has led transportation officials to use...
Each year, there are as many as 500,000 deaths and 15 million injuries worldwide as a result of road traffic crashes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the award of $123.6 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) managed grants in support of 55 major national transportation...
President Clinton and Vice President Gore have established the development of liveable communities as a top priority for the administration.
It's the Friday before Memorial Day 1998, and Boston motorists are swarming onto the freeways for their annual weekend getaways.
At a time when concerns are being expressed about the next generation of transportation professionals, the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) has been providing...
Value engineering (VE) may be only common sense, but it's a concept that can pay some uncommonly big dividends.
Almost everyone in the transportation community is very familiar with the year 2000 problem, or "Y2K." Computer systems around the world have been tested, and many Y2K-related problems have been...
Traffic engineers in Des Moines, Iowa, had a problem. A freeway diamond interchange built to accommodate modest traffic flows apparently was no longer working.
Two articles in our May/June 1999 issue were about safety in work-zones. This is a continual problem. Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Bradley L. Mallory calls it an epidemic.
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.
A powerful advantage of the Internet is that it is an electronic common ground - a place where those who share related interests can meet to exchange information and discuss issues.
A brand-new, free Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) course is now available for groups ranging from 10 to 25 participants.
Communication Product Updates
Researchers, academicians, and managers alike should find this department useful.
Conferences/Special Events Calendar
SeptemberSep 8-9, 19994th Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment ExpoFHWA, New York State...