The January/February 2024 issue of Innovator, the bimonthly newsletter of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), recognized the efforts of a number of No Boundaries member states.
In an article highlighting innovative state transportation projects that received funding through the FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program over the past decade, Texas DOT’s 2023 project to use a traffic speed deflection device to collect pavement condition data without affecting traffic, and Missouri DOT’s 2017 compacted concrete pavement project that incorporated both pavement preservation and Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian innovations were both featured.
Next, new AID Demonstration grants have been announced. Maine DOT’s project to leverage crowdsourced data to enhance real-time roadway operations and North Dakota DOT’s pilot to measure oversized vehicles will both receive funding through the program.
Over the past 10 years several state transportation projects have also been funded through the federal State Transportation Innovation Councils (STIC) program. Featured projects in this issue included Missouri DOT’s traffic incident management system that collects data to measure performance and conduct post-incident reviews, Wisconsin DOT’s Standard Bridge Design Tool that increases design and planning efficiencies through automation, and Virginia DOT’s wildlife fencing project that improves safety by reducing deer-vehicle collisions.
Other featured innovations included Connecticut DOT’s use of accelerated bridge construction techniques, Missouri DOT’s project bundling procurement process to combine 17 bridge improvement projects in the state, and Utah’s use of connected vehicle technologies to inform its inclement weather response.
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