Arizona & New Mexico Access Program Developments

  • Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2013 - 22:04
  • By: shroedermay
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New Mexico’s Goals (2009-10)

  • Update and improve current manual, regulations and internal policies.

  • Provide training

  • Budgeted for phase 1

Switch from Guide to Rules

  • Mostly procedures w/o criteria

  • All design issues pointed to Green Book

  • Not effective program

  • Not preserving function or safety

  • Lacked ability to address accumulative impacts

  • Little criteria to deny a request


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Access Management Framework Abu Dhabi U.A.E.

  • Posted on: Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:46
  • By: fbroen
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“The ultimate goal of this ambitious program is to transform Abu Dhabi into the sustainable capital of the Arab world.” The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) was established in 2006 – combining agencies of Aviation, Maritime, Public Transport and Highways They are creating about 25 manuals – Current Status Change in Framework • Started with Manual (2010) – following TRB AM Manual, like they follow the Green Book, but directed switch to directive language – regulations. • May produce a training manual in the future.

Incorporating Geometric Design Into Access Permit Regulations

  • Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:45
  • By: fbroen
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We know that highways are the most dangerous facilities s on the face of the earth. AND we know that access related crashes represent over 55 percent of all reported accidents. We need to become more focused on Highway safety improvements In the last 10 years, over 430,000 dead. Guides and manuals are not enforceable – its actually the agencies engineering authority, usually through the chief engineer. It’s the opinion of the chief engineer, using guides and manuals as references, as compared to the wishes of the property owner.