The July/August 2023 issue of Innovator, the bimonthly newsletter of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), recognized the efforts of a number of No Boundaries member states.
Open-ended performance plans, an innovative strategy used by the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT), allow greater flexibility when working with subcontractors.
Two innovative work zone initiatives developed by Missouri DOT – the iTrain virtual reality training simulator and a semi-autonomous truck-mounted attenuator pilot program – recently won awards from FHWA’s Accelerating Market Readiness program. The agency was also recognized for its increased use of Federal Share flexibilities to save money on a variety of projects.
Ohio DOT’s practice of upcycling bridge beams also earned a shout-out in the issue – the agency removes steel beams that are no longer needed and provides them to counties to help them save costs and reduce waste.
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