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Washington Releases Corridor Capacity Report
The Washington State Department of Transportation published the 2016 Corridor Capacity Report, a statewide analysis of transportation system capacity and performance. Transit providers, regional planning organizations and other groups partnered with the Washington State DOT on the report, an example of the use of regional models of cooperation.
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PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT QUARTERLY WEBINARS
FHWA, AASHTO Joint Technical Committee on Pavements, and TRB Committee AFD10, Pavement Management Systems, is hosting a series of quarterly webinars. The purpose of the webinars is to provide a forum for education and communication for pavement management practitioners.
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WSDOT roadside safety update (December 2016)
Changes were made to the 2016 WSDOT Design Manual and further changes will be made to the January 2017 General Special Provisions (GSP’s) that will affect projects involving aesthetic treatment of w-beam guardrail. Changes relate to how the aesthetic appearance of guardrail will be achieved where this approach is desired or required by agreement.
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ADA Pedestrian Facilities Construction Inspection - training.
WSDOT has a helpful online training on ADA Pedestrian Facilities Construction Inspection. This training provides information a field inspector needs to ensure ADA requirements are met during construction.
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Have you checked out AASHTO’s Transportation TV yet?
The concept behind it is the regular tracking of transportation related news across the United States, providing news updates and highlighting people “making headlines in the field of transportation”
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Making our local roads safer through Local Road Safety Planning.
Many state departments of transportation (DOT) have embarked on a comprehensive approach to the development of local road safety plans whereas in other states the local agencies are taking the initiative to develop their own plans and have experienced changes in their road safety programs.
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FHWA Announces New Every Day Counts Innovations.
Eleven technologies and practices are on the fourth-round roster of Every Day Counts, the Federal Highway Administration’s state-based initiative to deploy proven innovations to shorten and enhance project delivery.
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FREE Complete Streets Workshop coming to Richland in June.
This training will help BUILD a common understanding of the Complete Streets concept & approach, LEARN why jurisdictions should have a complete streets ordinance, and IDENTIFY concrete steps to build a strong complete streets policy for your community. The Department of Health's (DOH) James Kissee, the Transportation Improvement Board's (TIB) Chris Workman, and the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) own Charlotte Claybrooke are teaming up to provide a Complete Streets workshop on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building located at 1000 Columbia Park Trail in Richland Washington. Space is limited so you'll want to register soon. Register online at alsctc.org .
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Innovative Safety Program Announced.
Detailed information about these technologies, the funding program, available resources, and the application process is available on the WSDOT website. Applications are due to WSDOT by July 31, 2016.
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WALKABLE WASHINGTON & AWARDS SYMPOSIUM 2016.
The Walkable Washington Symposium & Awards will showcase outstanding projects promoting walking, and provide communities with knowledge to create safe, inviting, and walkable places for everyone.
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Comments to the Federal Register for EDC 4 & the MUTCD.
In preparing for the fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC) initiatives (2017-2018), FWHA has issued a Federal Register Notice requesting input on the list of topics to be developed.
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ACEC/WSDOT Structures Team Design Review Services.
The WSDOT/ACEC Structures Sub-Committee is offering its' services to Owners, Local Agencies, State Agencies and Consulting Firms. The committee is offering to review projects at any phase during the development, concerning design and constructability.
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Bridge Preventive Maintenance; Or Keeping the Water Out.
Back in the day, before timber preservatives were developed, early bridge builders put a roof over the bridge to keep the water off the untreated timber.
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Regulating Access on Washington State Highways.
What is access? Access is the ability to enter or leave a public street, roadway or highway from an abutting property or another public street, roadway or highway.
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