B2−10: 'You Show Us How' Contests
A contest has been conducted annually since 1994 to solicit new ideas. One category is "enhancement of safety in daily roadway or roadside maintenance operations." The participating counties submit entries for novel concepts they are using to meet the goal of the category. Entries are published in an annual report to all counties. Winning entries are selected and presented with plaques during the annual County Road Advisor's meeting.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
Most counties are very short on resources. They continually develop new concepts and techniques to accomplish their objectives, but they are not shared with other jurisdictions that might well benefit from the same idea.
Publishing novel concepts, as well as recognition of the best ideas, transfers technology and creates energy for trying new and better ways of conducting business.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Type of Facility: Local roads.
Location: Primarily rural, some urban.
Volume/Speed: Primarily low−volume, low−speed, but includes others.
Type of Work: Primarily maintenance.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Bill Hakala, FHWA Central Federal Lands Division
Telephone: (720) 963−3418