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Posts Tagged ‘FHWA’

U.S. DOT: Using GPS For Transportation Research

Friday, September 18th, 2015
U.S. DOT: Using GPS For Transportation Research

These days GPS makes a transportation planner’s research effort much easier. Until now access to the data created wasn’t so easy. Watch the video to see how FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty’s Research Program teamed with U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to access secure travel data on the web.

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Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Major Urban Areas: Road Condition Rankings

In this report, TRIP examines the condition of the nation’s major urban roads, including pavement condition data for America’s most populous urban areas, recent trends in travel, the latest developments in repairing roads and building them to last longer, and the funding levels needed to adequately address America’s deteriorated roadways.

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Federal Highway Administration: Making Walking & Biking Safer

Friday, January 16th, 2015
Federal Highway Administration: Making Walking & Biking Safer

See how FHWA and its partners collaborate to make biking and walking safer, affordable, more accessible, and an integral part of livable communities. To learn more about how FHWA works, visit

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Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Program

Monday, June 16th, 2014
Table 1: Pilot Communities

The program was intended to “demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution, within selected communities.” Throughout the program to date, the four communities, each with unique physical and demographic characteristics, identified and implemented a locally devised strategy to significantly increase the use of nonmotorized transportation, along with the accompanying safety, environmental, and health benefits. This report represents the culmination of that initial implementation and analytical effort.

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Solar Freakin’ Roadways!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Solar Freakin’ Roadways!

It’s the roadway of the future! Feel inspired? Help us bring this project to the next step:…

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Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
2013 Status of the Nation’s  Highways, Bridges, and Transit

This edition of the C&P report is based primarily on data through the year 2010; consequently, the system conditions and performance measures presented should reflect effects of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which authorized Federal highway and transit funding for Federal fiscal years 2005 through 2009 (and extended through fiscal year 2012), as well as some of the impact of the funding authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). None of the impact of funding authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) is reflected. In assessing recent trends, this report generally focuses on the 10- year period from 2000 to 2010. The prospective analyses generally cover the 20-year period ending in 2030; the investment levels associated with these scenarios are stated in constant 2010 dollars.

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Federal Highway Administration: Seek, Simplify, and Solve through Research

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Federal Highway Administration: Seek, Simplify, and Solve through Research

FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty’s video — Seek, Simplify, and Solve through Research — is the first in a series of videos that feature FHWA research activities. The Office’s research focuses on improving transportation decision making and promoting efficiency, while protecting communities and the environment.

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Trends in Walking and Bicycling to School

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Figure 5. Arrival at school: 2007-8 to 2012.

These data provided a unique opportunity to analyze school travel patterns and to acquire an understanding how school- and household-level factors might have influenced school travel mode choices.

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Condition of the U.S. Interstate System

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Interstate System Illinois

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION Introduction The Interstate system in the United States is as diverse as the States it traverses and the people that use it. This report attempts to explore the diversity of the Interstate system by State and route, by focusing on a few data attributes that reflect its extent, usage, and condition. The […]

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Identification of Needs for the United States Highway Infrastructure

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Identification of Nondestructive Evaluation Needs for the United States Highway Infrastructure

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION Objective This program roadmap presents a list of prioritized nondestructive evaluation (NDE) needs for the United States highway infrastructure as identified by a group of nationally recognized NDE and structural health monitoring (SHM) experts. Introduction On September 27th and 28th, 2012, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Infrastructure Research and Development […]

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