More Articles for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Guest Blog Post: Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice

All too often, a research project is completed and the final report just sits on a shelf. But, if an agency invests a little effort in exploring how the results can be used, there may be big payoffs for the agency, ...

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ARTBA-backed rule change will reduce bridge project delays; could save nearly $80 million

Staff Report - Nov 20, 2012

A change in the way the federal government reviews bridge projects for possible historical significance – one long-advocated by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) – could save taxpayers an estimated $78 million and reduce wait times for ...

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U.S. DOT providing 12 million in Quick Release Emergency Relief Funds for Hurricane Sandy Damage in New Jersey and Connecticut

Staff Report - Nov 06, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood $12 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New Jersey and Connecticut to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full ...

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ARTBA rolls out traffic control manual for mobile devices

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 26, 2012

One of the transportation industry’s most heavily used publications — the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) — is available for the first time on Apple mobile devices through the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Published by the ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

Applications & Innovations

Whispering Asphalt   OGFCs cut spray and can be very, very quiet.   For several years, a number of states have placed open-graded friction courses (OGFCs) as a wearing course on their high-volume, high-speed roadways. An OGFC is a thin, permeable mix with high air ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Jun 09, 2012

Road Science

Spreading the Wealth Asphalt emulsions mix oil with water As pavement preservation techniques tighten their beachheads in state, county and municipal road agencies, new attention is focused on surface treatments, thin asphalt surfacings and the asphalt emulsions that make them possible. Asphalt emulsions ...

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U.S. DOT eliminates 46 traffic sign regulations

Staff Report - May 21, 2012

The Obama Administration is eliminating 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide more flexibility for state and local governments, including allowing communities to replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to be replaced by a ...

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NY contractors get FWHA help to compete for Tappan Zee Bridge replacement contract

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 23, 2012

An April 20 workshop was held in advance of advertising contracts for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project to help disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in New York and its neighboring states better compete for contracts and help DBEs ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Mar 20, 2012

Road Science

Eureka! Research that makes a difference Intelligent compaction . . . application of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) . . . prefabricated bridges and pavements. They’re just a few of the themes of research papers presented at the ...

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FHWA: Be innovative with state highway federal funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 05, 2012

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) began accepting proposals by California and Vermont to explore innovative ways of using federal funds to cover certain indirect costs of managing highway projects, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez announced on March 2. The announcement is ...

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Corridor X/I-65 Interchange in Alabama ‘laying the foundation for future economic development’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 29, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials on Feb. 22 to review progress on the Appalachian Corridor X and I-65 Interchange, a project that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says will improve safety and mobility ...

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The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee today approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and infrastructure. The current nation is currently operating under ...

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