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1 ODOT-OES Environmental Update Meeting September 16, 2010

2 Administrator Victor Mendez Rapid changes are facing the highway community at all levels in the 21st century. Rapid changes are facing the highway community at all levels in the 21st century. Adapting to those changes must be a central focus of the FHWA. Adapting to those changes must be a central focus of the FHWA. Every Day Counts captures what I believe to be the sense of urgency with which we must pursue innovation. Every Day Counts captures what I believe to be the sense of urgency with which we must pursue innovation. Every Day Counts will seek to identify and deploy innovation as its highly focused mission. Every Day Counts will seek to identify and deploy innovation as its highly focused mission. It is my goal to reach out and engage FHWA employees as well as external stakeholders to deliver innovation that will enable us to become faster, better and smarter. It is my goal to reach out and engage FHWA employees as well as external stakeholders to deliver innovation that will enable us to become faster, better and smarter. Victor Mendez Victor Mendez

3 Every Day Counts Mission To identify and deploy readily available innovation and operational changes that will make a difference, incorporating a strong sense of urgency. To identify and deploy readily available innovation and operational changes that will make a difference, incorporating a strong sense of urgency. To identify policy or operational changes required to advance system innovation in the longer term. To identify policy or operational changes required to advance system innovation in the longer term.

4 Every Day Counts Initial Core Elements Every Day Counts has three initial core elements. Accelerating Technology & Innovation Deployment Accelerating Technology & Innovation Deployment Shortening Project Delivery Shortening Project Delivery Going Greener Going Greener

5 Every Day Counts Accelerating Technology and Innovation Deployment Warm Mix Asphalt Warm Mix Asphalt Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Adaptive Signal Control Technology Adaptive Signal Control Technology Safety Edge Safety Edge Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil

6 Every Day Counts Shortening Project Delivery Planning and Environmental Linkages Planning and Environmental Linkages Legal Sufficiency Enhancements Legal Sufficiency Enhancements Expanding Use of Programmatic Agreements Expanding Use of Programmatic Agreements Use of In-Lieu Fee and Mitigation Banking Use of In-Lieu Fee and Mitigation Banking

7 Every Day Counts Shortening Project Delivery Clarifying the Scope of Preliminary Design Clarifying the Scope of Preliminary Design Flexibilities in Right of Way Flexibilities in Right of Way Flexibilities in Utility Accommodation and Relocation Flexibilities in Utility Accommodation and Relocation Enhanced Technical Assistance on Delayed EISs Enhanced Technical Assistance on Delayed EISs

8 Every Day Counts Shortening Project Delivery Construction Manager at-Risk Construction Manager at-Risk (AKA - Construction Manager/General Contractor) (AKA - Construction Manager/General Contractor) Design Build Design Build

9 Every Day Counts Going Greener Government Efforts Government Efforts Internal to FHWA Internal to FHWA Reducing Carbon Footprint Reducing Carbon Footprint Telework, Transit benefits Telework, Transit benefits Performance Measures Performance Measures Semi-annual reporting Semi-annual reporting

10 Every Day Counts Next Steps Training FHWA staff – summer Training FHWA staff – summer Identifying a Points of Contact Identifying a Points of Contact Division office – Dave Snyder Division office – Dave Snyder ODOT ODOT Deployment to Partners – fall Deployment to Partners – fall Innovation Summits Innovation Summits Pilot Projects Pilot Projects Localized training/workshops Localized training/workshops

11 Every Day Counts More Information on Every Day Counts: More Information on Every Day Counts: Contact Information: Contact Information: Leigh Oesterling Planning & Environmental Team Leader

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