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Use of Narrow Lanes and Narrow Shoulders on Freeways: A Primer on Experiences, Current Practice, and Implementation Considerations - 9/6/2016
This primer provides information to policy makers, transportation agency managers, designers and operators on the use of narrow lanes and narrow shoulders...

Talking Freight Seminar on September 21, 2016: Accommodating Trucks in Innovative Design Intersections and Interchanges - 8/26/2016
This webinar will discuss the reasons why many different types of innovative intersections are becoming more popular across the United States, describe...

Urban Congestion Trend Reports for 2015 Available - 8/23/2016
The 2015 Urban Congestion Trend annual report is now available, providing annual congestion and reliability measure trend information as well as highlighting...

2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE Transportation Fact Sheet for State and Local Departments of Transportation - 8/17/2016
To help the 14 states under the path of the first solar eclipse to transverse the continental United States since 1918, FHWA has prepared the 2017 Solar...

Public Roads Editorial: Fostering America's Freight Economy - 8/4/2016
The FAST Act delivers programs and critical funding to reenergize investment in the movement of goods in the United States. (FHWA Public Roads July/August...

Regional Assessment of Weather Impacts on Freight - 7/18/2016
This project follows up on a study completed for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2012 that provided a national estimate of weather-related...

Smartphone Applications To Influence Travel Choices: Practices and Policies - 7/6/2016
This primer provides an overview of current practices in this emerging field and looks toward the future in the evolution and development of smartphone...

Integrated Corridor Management and Traffic Incident Management: A Primer - 7/6/2016
This primer will examine both how traffic incident management (TIM) can be integrated into an integrated corridor management (ICM) approach, as well as...

Congestion Pricing - A Primer: Effective Approaches to Streamlining Back Office Operations - 7/5/2016
The document explores the range of back office issues that have arisen on congestion pricing projects throughout the United States. The issues are organized...

Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles - 7/5/2016
This primer provides an introduction and background to shared mobility; discusses the government's role; reviews success stories; examines challenges,...

Integrated Corridor Management, Transit, and Mobility on Demand - 6/28/2016
This primer examines how both public transportation and mobility on demand can be incorporated into an integrated corridor management approach.

Integrated Corridor Management and Freight Opportunities - 6/28/2016
This primer examines how freight can be incorporated into an integrated corridor management (ICM) approach, as well as the benefits of ICM in addressing...

The Freight Economy - 6/27/2016
Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways and pipelines that move...

Guide to Project Coordination for Minimizing Work Zone Mobility Impacts - 6/2/2016
This new publication provides guidance on using work zone Project Coordination (PC) to minimize work zone impacts and produce time and achieve cost savings....

FHWA Publishes Proposed Freight and System Performance Measure Rules - 4/22/2016
The U.S. Department of Transportationís Federal Highway Administration today published a rulemaking that proposes new performance measures to assess system...

National Symposium on Work Zones and Large Trucks - 3/24/2016
The National Symposium on Work Zones and Large Trucks was held as a one-day event at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville,...

Part-Time Shoulder Use Guide - 3/21/2016
The FHWA Office of Operations has developed a guide to assist agencies in planning, designing, implementing, and operating part-time shoulder use strategies...