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Best Practices for Road Condition Reporting Systems - 12/17/2014
This report compiles information received through a survey and interviews with transportation agencies throughout North America to understand the uses...

Talking Freight Seminar on December 17, 2014: Freight Advisory Committees – Overview from Committee Organizers - 12/10/2014
This webinar will provide an overview of the MAP-21 provisions encouraging state freight advisory committees and the benefits of freight advisory committees...

FHWA Offering Limited Technical Assistance on Conducting Operations & Road Weather Management Benefit Cost Analysis - 10/9/2014
The Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations is providing limited technical assistance to State and local agencies that are currently conducting...

Webinars on Benefit Cost Analysis for Operations and Road Weather Management Strategies - 10/9/2014
FHWA will be holding two webinars on Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) strategies and tools. The first webinar will be held on October 30, 2014 and will focus...

Help the USDOT Identify Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) - 10/2/2014
In the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Congress asked USDOT to work with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive list of...

Implementation of a Weather Responsive Traffic Estimation and Prediction System (TrEPS) for Signal Timing at Utah DOT - 9/12/2014
This study successfully demonstrates a working TrEPS system installed at the UDOT Traffic Management Center and leverages the existing traffic detection...

Effectiveness of Safety and Public Service Announcement Messages on Dynamic Message Signs - 9/3/2014
The report assesses the usefulness and effectiveness of safety and public service announcement (PSA) messages through surveys conducted in four urban...

Mitigating Work Zone Safety and Mobility Challenges through Intelligent Transportation Systems: Case Studies - 8/26/2014
Describes how five sites used ITS to mitigate work zone safety and mobility issues and illustrates how to apply a systems engineering-based decision-making...

Interim Approval 17 for the Optional Use of Three-Section Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal Faces - 8/15/2014
The FHWA has issued Interim Approval 17 that permits the optional use for a protected/permissive turn phase of a three-section flashing yellow arrow (FYA)...

Public Meeting Seeking Stakeholder Input to Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance - 8/15/2014
The Federal Highway Administration is hosting a free stakeholder workshop on September 12, 2014, after the ITS World Congress, to obtain stakeholder input...

Freight Facts and Figures 2013 - 7/14/2014
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Freight Management of Operations has released Freight Facts and Figures 2013. This report is a snapshot...

Release 2 of the Research Data Exchange (RDE) Is Now Available - 7/10/2014
Release 2 of the Research Data Exchange is now available. Two new data environments have been added to the RDE and are available to the public for download...