Opens February 14th at 9 am ET

Every Day Counts (EDC) is a State-based model that identifies and rapidly deploys proven, yet underutilized innovations to improve safety for all users, shorten the project delivery process, create an equitable transportation system, and build sustainable and resilient infrastructure. The summit is an integral component of the EDC model, bringing together transportation leaders and front-line professionals responsible for the development and delivery of highway projects. This year’s EDC-7 summit will be conducted virtually and is open to all to encourage creative thinking and celebrate a shared vision for new opportunities.

EDC is Innovation for a Nation on the Move. In this cycle, the seven initiatives feature strategies to improve safety for all users, build sustainable infrastructure for the future, and grow an inclusive workforce. There will be presentations, fact sheets, videos, virtual booths, and pdfs of innovations developed by the National State Transportation Innovation Council Network available to all registered participants.

Tuesday, February 14th

Nighttime Visibility for Safety

Victoria Brinkly, FHWA Resource Center
George Merritt, FHWA Resource Center

Next Generation TIM: Technology for Saving Lives

James Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
Paul Jodoin, FHWA Office of Operations
Joseph Tebo, FHWA Office of Operations
Sal Cowen, Sr. Director, NJ DOT
Grady Carrick, Enforcement Engineering
Owen Hasson, Traffic Incident Mgr., MO DOT

 Wednesday, February 15th

EPDs for Sustainable Project Delivery

LaToya Johnson, FHWA Infrastructure
Migdalia Carrion, FHWA Infrastructure
Hailey Goodale, Pavement Design, CO DOT
Zechariah Heck, Sustainability Mgr., OR DOT
Alex Etchen, Sr. Dir. Infrastructure, AGC
Melinda Tomaino, Dir., Sustainability, AGC
Miguel Estrella, Dir., Material Testing, Puerto Rico HTA

Integrating GHG Assessment and Reduction Targets in Transportation Planning

David D’Onofrio, FHWA – Natural Environment
Jim Thorne, FHWA Office of Planning
John Davies, FHWA – Natural Environment
Maria Hayford, FHWA Office of Planning
Audra Bandy, FHWA Project Development
Tara Weidner, Climate Impact Lead, OR DOT

Enhancing Performance with Internally Cured Concrete (EPIC²)

Tim Barrett, FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Tyson Rupnow, Assoc. Dir., Research, Louisiana Transportation Research Center

Thursday, February 16th

Rethinking DBE for Design-Build

Christine Thorkildsen, FHWA Office of Civil Rights
Martha Kenley, FHWA Office of Civil Rights
Eric Ross, FHWA Office of Civil Rights
Kelly Whaley, Transit Specialist, CO DOT
Anna Marriott, Civil Rights Program, CO DOT
Michael Bryant, Civil Rights Director, TXDOT

Strategic Workforce Development

Joe Conway, FHWA Partnerships
Christina Currier, FHWA Partnerships
Ebony Horton, Dir. Comm., AL College System
Gary Weaver, Director, AL College System
Jessika Phillips, Office of Civil Rights, ID DOT
Corey Foster, Workforce Specialist, AZ AGC

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