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Planning and Development: Financing and Public Consulting

When highway planning, development and construction requires funding, where does it come from? Fuel taxes are most often part of the revenue used. State highway revenues do not do well when generated by “general” taxes such as income tax, property tax, or other forms of “regular” funding. This is predominantly because these types of funding…

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Highway Safety

While our highways and roadways provide a very necessary and convenient means of travel, they also take a toll in lives lost. Approximately 1.2 million people are killed in traffic accidents annually and another 50 million are injured. Among persons under the age of 50, auto accidents are the number one cause of death. Highway…

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Highway Designs

There are several designs for highways and roadways. These designs require a lot of engineering as there are many factors that are considered in the design of highways. The most important fact considered is the expected average speed of the vehicles that will be passing through the highways. In other words, there are different types…

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Sustainable Pavements Program

To extend the lifespan of pavements and highways, there are several sustainable pavement programs that have been adopted in different parts of the world. These programs contribute to the sustainability and optimization of pavement serviceability. Sustainable pavement programs also help to reduce costs in the long run. While sustainable pavement programs have a lot of…

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Vehicle Technologies for Highways

The biggest challenge road transportation is the road crashes. Road transportation has the highest number of accidents. While some of these accidents can lead to permanent injuries, others lead to death. The most painful aspect is that over 90 percent of these crashes are avoidable and they are caused by human error. Over 30,000 people…

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