Pam / Wednesday, February 10, 2021 / Categories: FHWA, Policy, Guardrail and Barriers FHWA issues letter to clarify eligibility process for cable barrier systems Letter from the Office of Safety relates to the 2nd edition of MASH The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a letter clarifying the process to obtain an eligibility letter for cable barrier systems. The “open letter” from Michael S. Griffith, director of the Office of Safety Technologies in the Office of Safety, is addressed to members of the “highway safety hardware and roadside design community.” “The FHWA’s Federal-aid eligibility letters are provided as a service to the States and are not a requirement for roadside safety hardware to be eligible for Federal-aid reimbursement” Griffith says in the letter. He notes that the FHWA received questions about the eligibility letter over the past several months. The questions arose after FHWA’s Office of Safety modified the website for the letter to be consistent with the 2nd edition of the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), which was issued in 2016 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Griffith’s letter states that anyone with questions or comments should contact Aimee Zhang in FHWA’s Office of Safety, Aimee.Zhang@dot.gov. Previous Article Guardrails prove effective countermeasures to RwD crashes Next Article W-Beam Guardrail Repair Guidelines Print 4935 Rate this article: No rating Tags: FHWA MASH Office of Safety cable barrier Please login or register to post comments.