How Transportation Systems Talk to Each Other
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...
Gold-Rush Ghost Town Gets A New Alaska Yellow Cedar Bridge
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.
Innovative Traffic Control Practices in Europe
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...
Rural Road Safety: A Global Challenge
Each year, there are as many as 500,000 deaths and 15 million injuries worldwide as a result of road traffic crashes.
Corbor Improves Safety, Mobility, and Productivity
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...
Pedaling Into The 21st Century
President Clinton and Vice President Gore have established the development of liveable communities as a top priority for the administration.
Bridge, Little Bridge: The Big Dig Soars Across The Charles River
It's the Friday before Memorial Day 1998, and Boston motorists are swarming onto the freeways for their annual weekend getaways.
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships: Proving Ground for The New Transportation Professionals
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: An Incredible Return on Investment
Value engineering (VE) may be only common sense, but it's a concept that can pay some uncommonly big dividends.
Managing Resources and Preparing for The Y2k Weekend
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...
FHWA's Traffic Research Lab (Trel): Searching For Keys To Unlock The Nation's Gridlock
Traffic engineers in Des Moines, Iowa, had a problem. A freeway diamond interchange built to accommodate modest traffic flows apparently was no longer working.
"We Can't Do It Alone"
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
Policy and Legislation
"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.
Building Community On Our Web Sites
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.
Free ITS Software Acquisition Course Available
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
Conferences/Special Events Calendar
SeptemberSep 8-9, 19994th Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment ExpoFHWA, New York State...