FHWA

FHWA ABC website – “ABC is bridge construction that uses innovative planning, design, materials, and construction methods in a safe and cost-effective manner to reduce the onsite construction time that occurs when building new bridges or replacing and rehabilitating existing bridges.” More information …

FHWA ABC Contact: Romeo Garcia, Romeo.Garcia@dot.gov

Links to FHWA ABC Publications:

Links to FHWA Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Publications:
(FHWA UHPC Contact: Benjamin Graybeal, Benjamin.Graybeal@dot.gov)

Every Day Counts (EDC) – “EDC is designed to focus on a finite set of initiatives. Teams from FHWA work with state, local, and industry partners to deploy the initiatives and develop performance measures to gauge their success.” More information …

FHWA Incentive-Based Funding – Incentive-based funding mechanisms are available for owner agencies who are looking to implement innovations such as prefabricated bridge elements and systems and other ABC related strategies into their program/projects.

  • Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) grant: Created in 2014, the AID Demonstration Program  promotes the deployment of proven innovations that can deliver road and bridge projects more cost-effectively among state, local, and tribal governments. State DOTs may apply on their own behalf or on behalf of metropolitan planning organizations and local governments. More information … 
  • State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC): Created in 2013, the STIC Incentive Program offers technical assistance and funds — up to $100,000 per STIC per year — to support the costs of standardizing innovative practices in a state transportation agency or other public sector STIC stakeholder. State DOTs are encouraged to work with local FHWA Division Offices regarding the STIC program. More information …