Featuring developments in federal highway policies, programs and research technology
by Sheldon G. Strickland and Wayne Berman
Road traffic congestion is a significant -- and growing -- problem in many parts of the world.
by Kevin N. Black
About 93 percent of the 3.4 million kilometers of paved roads in the United States are asphalt, and accurate monitoring of the asphalt cement content of these roads is important to ensure that the…
by Harry Lum and Jerry A. Reagan
The Summer 1994 issue of Public Roads introduced the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM).
by Lyle Saxton
The selection of the National Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC) to develop, in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the prototype for an Automated Highway System (AHS)…
by Tommy Beatty
Thousands attended a special U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) three-day technology fair held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 7, 8, and 9, 1994.
by Jesus N. Robena
The very image of a fire in a tunnel -- people and vehicles helplessly trapped below ground while flames consume limited oxygen -- is a horrifying one.
by Dah-Cheng Woo
When the Office of Advanced Research was established in April 1992 at the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, robotics -- robot and automation technology…
by Ilona Orban
This article is an update to the article on Capital Beltway safety in the Summer 1994 issue of Public Roads.
by Nazemeh Sobhi
Today's traffic centers control traffic signals in a relatively low-tech environment.
Along the Road
"Along the Road" is a hodgepodge of items of general interest to the highway community.
The following new research studies reported by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Research and Development are sponsored in whole or in part with federal highway funds.