Winter Maintenance Technical Peer Exchange: A Final Report

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working closely with FHWA, took the lead in hosting the first Winter Maintenance Technical Peer Exchange. Pennsylvania, with one of the largest winter maintenance organizations involving state and local governments, has identified winter operations as a key to an effective, efficient and safe transportation system, enhancing the mobility and economic stability of the Commonwealth and the nation. The purpose of this multi-partner exchange was to improve the dissemination and use of winter technology for state and local governments and to help guide key transportation committees, organizations and associations addressing winter maintenance issues that effect transportation mobility, productivity, safety and the environment - four items directly related to FHWA's National Strategic Goals. The Winter Maintenance Technical Peer Exchange was an intense 2 1/2 day exchange with Technical Experts from across the country representing LTAP/T2 Centers, State DOTs and FHWA. The exchange was geared toward improving winter maintenance training, technical assistance, and knowledge resources; the identification of technology development needs; and the improvement of critical methodologies and networks (e.g., T2/LTAP). This technical exchange explored winter maintenance technology addressing operations, materials, equipment, planning, and communications with respect to safety, the environment, and traffic mobility. The Exchange took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from March 21 to March 23, 2005.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

    Institute of State and Regional Affairs, 777 Harrisburg Pike
    Middletown, PA  United States  17057-4898

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana

    Highway Safety Center, 629 Fisher Avenue
    Indiana, PA  United States  15705-1092

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Maintenance and Operations
    Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 6th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120-0064

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gesford, Alan L
    • Anderson, John A
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 67p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-2005-009-230P
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA 2304P634200310000
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2005 12:22PM