NEW TECHNOLOGY: A NEW GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

Kathryn Harrington-Hughes, communications director of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), comments on the work and products produced by the program under the auspices of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). SHRP has completed its mission and will disband in June 1994. Over 100 products for improving the durability and safety of roadways were developed under the 5-year research program. As industry and transportation agencies learn about the new products--from flashing stop-slow paddles to asphalt pavement design systems--the challenge for the FHWA will be to boost momentum for change. The FHWA has developed an implementation plan for SHRP products that includes showcasing similar products at workshops and in mobile demonstration trailers. In addition, working groups for each of the four SHRP program areas--asphalt, concrete and structures, highway operations, and long-term pavement performance--have been established to promote the new products. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will play a significant part in making the transition from research product to field application.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Authors:
    • Harrington-Hughes, K
  • Publication Date: 1994-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00663116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM