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Technologies and Best Practices

Contact

Jihan Noizet
Email: jihan.noizet@dot.gov

Lori Porreca
Email: Lori.porreca@dot.gov

The Office of International Programs Dissemination Project was undertaken to disseminate information on some of the most useful and effective best practices, technologies and lessons learned through OIP’s programs, the benefits that have resulted and the value that has been added to FHWA from OIP’s work since the 1990s. All the deliverables from the project listed below, support OIP’s efforts to increase awareness of FHWA’s international activities and the value they provide.

Products

Dashboard and Map

World TBP Map

The dashboard and map display a comprehensive list of technologies, best practices and lessons learned from the Office of International Programs over the last 3 decades that have been implemented in the U.S.

Factsheets, Brochures, Best Practice Guides

HPIP Successes Brochure

HPIP Successes Brochure: This is a promotional brochure highlighting some of the technologies and best practices that have been learned from international exchanges since the 1990s. The brochure focuses on 10 technologies that have been implemented in the U.S. and had significant benefits for the U.S. transportation system.

Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Factsheet (PBES)

Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Factsheet (PBES): This factsheet provides an overview of PBES and Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technologies. The factsheet highlights the international origin and cases where the technology has been implemented in the U.S.


PT Technologies Brochure

PT Technologies Brochure: This brochure provides an overview of seven identified PT advancements that that have been learned through international collaboration with the Swiss These collaborations have resulted in the identification of several technologies that will advance the state-of-practice in the United States in PT durability, monitorability, and installation.


Winter Operations Factsheet

Winter Operations Factsheet: This factsheet provides an overview of research and tools developed through international collaboration that are used for winter maintenance and operations in the U.S.


Global Benchmarking Program Brochure

Global Benchmarking Program Brochure: This brochure provides an overview of the Office of International Program Global Bench Marking Program, the origins, approach, benefits, and past and current projects


Congestion Management Factsheet

Congestion Management Factsheet: This factsheet provides an overview of FHWA’s three decades of international collaboration on congestion management.


Complete Street Infographic

Complete Streets Infographic: This infographic provides an overview of the complete streets concept and related data.


Multi-Modal Bike Planning Infographic

Multi-modal Bike Planning Infographic: This infographic provides an overview of multi-modal bike planning learned through binational collaboration with the Netherlands.


Turbo Roundabouts Factsheet

Turbo Roundabouts Factsheet: This factsheet provides an overview of turbo roundabouts learned through international collaboration with the Netherlands.


Tsunami Design Guidelines Factsheet

Tsunami Design Guidelines Factsheet: This factsheet provides an overview of current guidance related to tsunami and earthquake recovery learned through binational collaboration with Japan.

 

Webinars

International Collaboration Success Stories: This webinar focused on successes from international exchange highlighting the engineering technologies, as well as the partnerships and collaborations that it took to realize the adoption of those technologies. We highlighted the links between the bilateral and multilateral programs that resulted in the adoption of those technologies and the resulting capacity building of U.S. professionals in these areas.

Turbo Roundabouts: Since the 1990s, FHWA's Office of International Programs has facilitated the exchange of information on transportation technologies and practices from across the world. By connecting U.S. practitioners to international counterparts, these programs have helped accelerate U.S. adoption of many technologies, including turbo roundabouts. Turbo roundabouts are multi-laned roundabouts that significantly reduce the frequency and severity of crashes compared to traditional intersections. This webinar will feature an overview of turbo roundabouts by FHWA experts, followed by presentations on state and local perspectives from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the City of Canton, Ohio.

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Dutch Multimodal Bike Planning: The Netherlands’ bicycling infrastructure and culture has served as an inspiration to United States - based transportation practitioners in recent years. The concept of creating networks of bicycling facilities where people riding bicycles are safe, and feel safe, has grown in practice in communities in the U.S. as FHWA has promoted key principles that were developed by the Dutch. This webinar will review how Dutch bicycle planning and design principles have helped inform FHWA’s technical assistance, and review how two U.S. cities have used the principles of safe, comfortable and connected bicycle network design to make bicycling a feasible option for more people.

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GBP Pedestrian Safety Desk Study: This webinar focused the Global Benchmarking Program Pedestrian Safety Study that visited Australia and New Zealand. As part of the study effort, the FHWA and the USDOT Volpe Center conducted a desk review in 2020 to examine noteworthy approaches and innovations used by international peer countries to achieve reductions in pedestrian fatalities (particularly when applied to arterial roadway systems). The webinar provides an overview of the desk review findings, exploring each peer country’s approach to pedestrian safety across five categories to include design, policy, planning, technology, and data.

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Videos

Office of International Program

OIP Promotional Video: This video provides an overview of the Office of International Programs.

 

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Turbo Roundabouts Video: This video provides an overview of the turbo roundabouts which were learned from the Netherlands.

 

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Building Information Modeling (BIM): This video provides an overview of the BIM which was learned through the Global Benchmarking Program

 

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OIP Successes: This video provides an overview of the some of the technologies and innovations that were learned from international exchange.

 

Synthesis Report

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This synthesis report is part of an OIP project that seeks to identify and disseminate information on some of the most useful and effective best practices, technologies, and lessons learned through OIP’s programs from the mid-1990s through the present. This report is a summary of the project to date. It also describes, in greater detail, ten selected technologies and practices that have been adopted in the U.S. transportation community as a result of international exchange. The report also summarizes the benefits that have resulted from the implementation of these ten selected practices and technologies. The selected technologies and practices are: 1) Bridge Technologies; 2) Congestion Management; 3) Infrastructure Contracting; 4) Modern Roundabouts; 5) Pavement Materials; 6) Risk Management; 7) Safety; 8) Traffic Incident Management; 9) Truck Size and Weight; and 10) Winter Operations. Link: Dissemination Tools and Strategies of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of International Programs (dot.gov)

Public Roads Article

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International Lessons Lead to U.S. Successes: The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of International Programs (HPIP) works to access, promote, and disseminate global best practices and new technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system. HPIP’s understanding of cultural and political differences between nations and its expertise in managing cross-border relationships have fostered a culture of collaboration among transportation agencies around the world.

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