Introduction: Anatomy of Change in Winter Maintenance

A new science of surface transportation weather is evolving as new technologies are developed, evaluated, and integrated into the operations of departments of transportation and into local and national meteorological services to preserve safe roadway networks during winter weather events. The articles in this issue of TR News describe a variety of activities in the past two decades to develop and apply scientific principles and technologies to improve surface transportation weather measurements and forecasting, winter maintenance decision support tools and equipment, material chemistry, environment-friendly snow fences, state-of-the-practice training, and the communication of near real-time information to roadway users and maintenance personnel.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p 3
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 265
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2010 12:40PM