New National Work Zone Safety Information Facility Tops 1,000 Information Requests per MonthAbstract:
Less than 16 months after opening for service, the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse is handling over 1,200 information requests per month. Opened in February 1998, the Clearinghouse is a cooperative venture between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) to improve safety in roadway construction work sites. The Clearinghouse project has assembled the world’s most extensive library of information on roadway work site safety topics. It boosts both an interactive Internet website and on-site researchers and customer service representatives. Searchable databases are now available on traffic control and safety “best practices,” available technologies, international research results and safety training courses and programs. Clearinghouse users can also be directed to state transportation department safety coordinators and information on traffic safety products and services, related laws, regulations and legal cases and public awareness campaigns.