Every Day Counts
Every Day Counts (EDC) is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at shortening project delivery, enhancing the safety of our roadways, and protecting the environment. These goals directly correspond to the mission of LTAP/TTAP as stated in the Strategic Plan to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge of the transportation workforce and decision makers.
LTAP/TTAP is uniquely positioned to leverage their local agency network to bring more focus and commitment to technology transfer and to the rapid deployment of proven solutions and technologies. FHWA has organized EDC around three focus areas. Beyond the internal effort to make FHWA a greener Agency and reduce their carbon footprint, EDC is organized around concepts that directly relate to the work of LTAP/TTAP and can be utilized to enhance Center functions:
- Accelerating Technology and Innovation Deployment — Every Day Counts is not about inventing the next "big thing." It is about taking effective, proven and market-ready technologies and getting them into widespread use. By advancing 21st century solutions, we can improve safety, reduce congestion and keep America moving and competitive.
- Shortening Project Delivery — The sooner projects can be delivered, the sooner the public can enjoy their benefits. To deliver projects more quickly, FHWA will help the highway community make routine use of innovative practices. FHWA has assembled a toolkit that includes ideas for using flexibilities in the law and not duplicating efforts in the planning and environmental review process. EDC also spotlights opportunities for States to utilize innovative contracting practices to improve quality and timelines of project delivery.
For additional information please contact Jeff Zaharewicz, LTAP/TTAP Program Manager, at email@example.com or (703)235-0991; or visit the FHWA Every Day Counts Website.
Every Day Counts Resources for Centers
Every Day Counts Exchange Multimedia
- Remarks by Greg Nadeau, FHWA Deputy Administrator; Jeff Paniati, FHWA Executive Director; Brian Roberts, National Association of County Engineers; Jim Fahey, American Public Works Association
- Presentations by Gerry Yakowenko, FHWA; James Christian, FHWA; Wylie Bearup, City of Phoenix; Cade Rowley, Sundt Construction
- Remarks by Warren Schlatter, P.E., P.S. Defiance County (OH) Engineer; G. Randy Albert, P.E. PennDOT Municipal Service Supervisor
- Presentations by Brian P. Keierleber, P.E. Buchanon County (IA) Engineer; Toby Bogart, P.E. St. Lawrence County (NY) Superintendent of Highways
Every Day Counts Regional Innovation Summits
FHWA partnered with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to host ten Innovation Summits this in the Fall of 2010. These summits were critical to the initial implementation of the specific EDC strategies and technologies.