Stay up-to-date on NHI's innovative trainings, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) news,
and important issues in the transportation community.
NHI is a regular contributor to the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)'s bimonthly
magazine, Public Roads. Below are links to some of our most recent articles. Reading
Public Roads is the easiest way to keep up-to-date on developments in federal highway
policies, programs, and research and technology.
May/June 2016: New and Updated Training for 2016
The National Highway Institute (NHI) has expanded its 2016 course catalog by releasing
several new courses and updating others in its structures program area, including
instructor-led and online training options. The new courses help to meet the
training needs of professionals responsible for planning and constructing steel
and concrete girder bridges. Existing courses were updated to reflect 2015
revisions to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials' (AAHSTO) LRFD [Load and Resistance Factor Design] Bridge Design
March/April 2016: NHI Celebrates 45 Years of Excellence
Since opening its doors in 1970, the National Highway Institute has equipped
thousands of transportation professionals with the skills to keep the Nation's
highway system moving forward...
January/February 2016: Three Online Courses to Help You Preserve Your Bridges
More than 40 percent of the Nation's bridge inventory is approaching the end of its
design service life. Travel demands are increasing exponentially, and highway
infrastructure needs often outpace investment levels. Effective preservation
strategies and techniques are essential to keep U.S. bridges in good repair,
but bridge owners and preservationists need to be able to make cost-effective
decisions to meet these challenges. To assist the bridge community with preservation
activities, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Bridges and Structures
partnered with the National Highway Institute (NHI) to develop a new Web-based
September/October 2015: Advancements in Transportation Training
As the training arm of the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway
Institute has a long history of innovation in delivering training to transportation
professionals. Improving the condition and safety of the Nation's roads and bridges
means building on the skills of professionals to enhance their job performance.
NHI ensures that its constituents receive high-quality training by staying on top
of the latest digital tools, adult learning research, and industry advancements...
September/October 2015: Bringing Conference-Style Training to the Desktop
The National Highway Institute serves customers from across the highway sector:
State departments of transportation, local public agencies, consultants, and
industry professionals. Increasingly, many of them face restrictions on travel,
reduced staffing, and limited time, all of which impact their ability to participate
in classroom training or conferences, or to host traditional instructor-led training.
To help meet the need for training within these constraints, NHI offers a wide
variety of Web-based training and webinars. Now, NHI is working to adopt more
advanced technologies and methods to reach remote audiences...
September/October 2015: Making Virtual A Reality
With support from FHWA's Geotechnical Team, NHI built a virtual world--a training
facility with a lecture hall, breakout rooms, and exhibit space. In March 2015,
NHI offered its first virtual training expo in the newly developed virtual space...
May/June 2015: NHI Announces New and Updated Courses
NHI has revamped its menu of offerings for 2015 with five new and revised Web-based
courses: a series of four air quality planning courses as well as one
course on transportation asset management plans. In addition, a new classroom
training on integrating geometric design and traffic control is now available...
March/April 2015: Integrated Response Training Moves Online
Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting thousands of incident
responders potentially in harm's way every day. Congestion from these incidents
often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay, frustration,
and risk. Clearing traffic incidents effectively is critical to improving safety and
reducing congestion delays on the Nation's roadways. To assist with this goal, the
Federal Highway Administration, under the second
Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), developed a
National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program...
January/February 2015: Shaking Up Geotechnical Training Delivery
To help highway and bridge designers and engineers stay current with the
latest seismic techniques, the National Highway Institute (NHI) offers the
5-day Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)-based course 132094 LRFD Seismic
Analysis and Design of Transportation Structures, Features, and Foundations.
In addition, NHI recently developed two shorter, 2-day courses as an alternative
for those who prefer more flexibility in scheduling. These courses are
132094A LRFD Seismic Analysis and Design of Transportation Geotechnical Features
and 132094B LRFD Seismic Analysis and Design of Structural Foundations and Earth