TWO AIR QUALITY VANS TOUR U.S.

Demonstration projects No. 35, 18, 1, 37, 2, 32, and 19 are reported. Project No. 35 is designed to provide states and other agencies with information on air quality monitoring equipment. Vans which have begun demonstrations across the country, display equipment used to monitor carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, ozone and suspended particulates as well as to monitor meterological conditions. A 4-day workshop will also be held. A final report and slide/tape presentation on project No. 18, Reinforced Earth Construction, has been distributed to FHWA regional offices. On-going projects in 6 states involve Project No. 1 which demonstrates the advantages of using aerial triangulation to develop control points for photogrammetric mapping. Demonstration Project No. 37 will illustrate various practical applications for abandoned tires in the highway construction and maintenance field. Laboratory and field tests indicate that the performance of several asphaltic paving products can be improved by incorporating correct amounts of recycled rubber tire. Project No. 2 which was developed to promote the practicality of several modern quality assurance concepts in selected phases of highway construction, demonstrates the use of control charts, statistically-based acceptance plans, and rapid test procedures. Project No. 32 involves demonstration of noise measurement techniques, equipment systems, and data interpretation. Project No. 19 will promote the adoption of 2 new bridge rail systems: a high performance rail which contains and redirects vehicles weighing up to 70,000 pounds; an energy absorbing design which substantially reduces the impact servity of all sizes of automobiles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Region 15 Demonstration Projects.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Publications and Visual Aids, Office of Managemt Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00128797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM