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FHWA seeks ideas for Every Day Counts-5 (EDC-5)

Initiative fast tracks deployment of selected innovations to advance state highways

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is currently seeking innovations and processes for the fifth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-5) from 2019 to 2020. 
Ideas submitted by Jan. 18, 2018, have the potential to transform the way the highway transportation community does business by enhancing roadway safety, shortening project delivery time, reducing traffic congestion, and/or improving environmental sustainability. The information also may assist FHWA in identifying proven, market-ready innovations for potential deployment through the EDC-5.

'What if you had an idea or saw an innovation that could save lives? What if research showed this innovation reduced roadway crashes from 19 to almost 50 percent? What if you wanted everyone to benefit? What if? That’s exactly what Every Day Counts did with the innovative road reconfiguration affectionately known as Road Diets. Now it's time to hear about your next ‘What ifs,’” stated Thomas Harman, FHWA Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation.

The EDC program already has advanced five safety innovations into widespread practice over the first three rounds of the program: Data-Driven Safety Analysis; High Friction Surface Treatment; Intersection and Interchange Geometrics; Road Diets; Safety Edge; and currently is promoting Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP), under EDC-4. 

Responses should be submitted by electronic mail to EDC-5suggestions@dot.gov by Jan. 18, 2018. For ease of submittal, this PDF form may be used.

The FHWA also is gathering ideas and feedback on the Innovations of Interest, identified in its early stakeholder engagement, which includes several safety innovations: Rural Road Traffic Safety, STEP-2.0 – Improving Pedestrian Crossings, and others.

More information on EDC-5 idea submissions and submissions for Innovations of Interest can be found here.

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