Highway Maintenance Gets Major Attention at Transportation Meeting

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 4, Pg. 66-69

Document Type: Feature article


Highways — their maintenance and recycling especially — came in for a good share of notice at last January's 57th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. That subject is gaining increasing attention at such meetings as TRB's, an influence no doubt of the fact that, with the nation's vast Interstate highway system nearing completion, the problem now is to take care of and repair those roads already finished and in use. Also covered at the meeting were numerous other transportation areas such as: Highway construction safety, noise abatement, van and carpooling, urban transportation and airport terminal planning. Some of these sessions are described in detail, including an analysis of the Santa Monica Freeway Diamond Lane project, a noble experiment to encourage the use of carpools and bus transportation that was called off mainly because of an angry public.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Highways and roads | Maintenance | Car pools | Recycling | Freight transportation | Occupational safety | Transportation safety | Washington | United States

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