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 2017: Understanding Transportation Planning
Transportation planning is a complex process involving many aspects, from data collection to coordination and public engagement. Transportation professionals may be knowledgeable
about their part in the process, but may not understand how the other parts fit together within the Federal transportation planning process.
New practitioners also may be looking for information about what needs to happen to get a transportation project implemented. Two new courses
from the National Highway Institute can help...Read More
March/April 2017: Supporting Intelligent Transportation Systems
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) encompass a broad range of communications-based information and electronics technologies,
and they are some of the most innovative and evolving technologies in transportation. ITS improve transportation safety and mobility and enhance the Nation's productivity.
To help transportation professionals successfully acquire effective goods, services, and work to meet emerging ITS needs on time and on budget, the
National Highway Institute developed ITS Procurement... Read More
January/February 2017: Studying Human Behavior to Improve Roadway Safety
Addressing human factors in roadway planning and design can help make roadways safer and reduce the likelihood of these factors contributing to injuries and fatalities.
To help engineers, planners, and other transportation professionals increase roadway safety, the National Highway Institute (NHI) created course number 380120, Introducing Human Factors
in Roadway Design and Operations... Read More
November/December 2016: Taking Tunnel Inspections to a New Level
FHWA worked with NHI to develop content for a Tunnel Safety Inspection that course uses virtual technology as an alternative to traditional field inspections.
The capstone case study is a tunnel inspection that takes place in a computer-simulated, 3-D environment, exposing participants to a variety of conditions unlikely to be found during a
single real-world inspection. The simulation also enables participants to demonstrate what they have learned without the time or budgetary expense
required for traditional field trips... Read More
September/October 2016: NHI Instructors Go Back to School
In transportation training, one of the most critical links in learning is the instructor. NHI's rigorous
Instructor Certification Program guarantees its classrooms are led by professionals equipped with
engaging teaching skills and the latest adult learning techniques. One of the first steps in NHI's
program is instructor development training, a course recently adapted to an easily accessible
blended-learning format... Read More
July/August 2016: Developing Leadership in Transportation Maintenance
Today's transportation agencies face a number of leadership challenges. Maintenance leaders across the
Nation are looking for effective, targeted training to help newer supervisors on a wide range of
maintenance issues, develop employees, and prepare more seasoned managers to advance through the
organizational pipeline. To help, the National Highway Institute developed course 134063, Maintenance
Leadership Academy... Read More