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by Mary Huie, Thomas Harman, and Eileen S. Nelson
The Dynamic Angle Validation (DAV) kit ensures uniformity and consistency between gyratory compactors in asphalt testing. Here's how it came about.
by Ralph Pauly and Chad Skrocki
Michigan DOT researched the use of unmanned surface vehicles for bridge scour observation to improve the safety of inspectors and transportation systems users during and after flood events.
by Hyungjun Park, Kirk Claussen, Lindsey Grooms, Katie Blizzard Piskai, and Ed Leslie
Can applying cooperative driving automation (CDA) systems increase efficiency and safety and decrease emissions in a port environment? The CARMA Program's testing aims to find out.
by Hoda Azari
State DOTs are adopting NDE techniques to manage pavement and bridge deck maintenance and repairs.
by im Shurbutt
FHWA's Research Associateship Program helps participants launch their careers—sometimes with FHWA itself.
by Richard Meininger, Heather Dylla, and Jack Youtcheff
FHWA is conducting research, developing tools, and gathering data to improve how aggregate materials are sourced, planned, and used in sustainable pavement construction and maintenance.
We've been in the innovation and technology transfer game for more than 70 years at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center.
by Amy Lucero
It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the new Office of Transportation Workforce Development and Technology Deployment. If you're wondering what this has to do with innovation, the answer is A…
by Jeff A. Price
Increasing use of curb space offers challenges in considering accessibility for all users, accommodating increased delivery access, and optimizing curb productivity.
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. This information comes from U.…
by Daniel Buford, Victoria Foster, and Chellby Kilheffer
Transportation planners always need to be aware of potential impacts from their projects to federally listed endangered species and designated critical habitats.
by Mignon Whitted and Amber Clark
Despite the shift in how to meet the needs of today's workforce, the National Highway Institute (NHI) prides itself on its commitment to provide quality training to engineers.
Communication Product Updates
by Lisa A. Shuler
Below are brief descriptions of communications products recently developed by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Research, Development, and Technology.