By advancing 21st century solutions, the transportation community is making every day count to ensure roads and bridges are built better, faster, and smarter.

The FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative identifies and rapidly deploys proven yet underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve environmental sustainability. These innovations save time, money, and resources that can be used to deliver more projects. Every two years, a new collection of innovations is identified.

EDC-5 (2019-2020)

Advanced Geotechnical Exploration Methods
Collaborative Hydraulics
Project Bundling
Reducing Rural Roadway Departures
Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations
Value Capture
Virtual Public Involvement
Weather Responsive Management Strategies

EDC-4 (2017-2018)

Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMS)
Community Connections
Data-Driven Safety Analysis
e-Construction and Partnering
Integrating NEPA and Permitting
Pavement Preservation
Road Weather Management
Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections
Using Data to Improve Traffic Incident Management

Many TTAP classes support the theories and technologies represented by the EDC collections. Examples include:

Maintenance and Operations: Pavement Preservation Strategies (click for info)
Materials, micro surfacing, ultra-thin friction course, slurry seals and seal coats as well as preventive maintenance techniques

Maintenance and Operations: Winter Weather Operations (click for info)
Snow and ice control including various de-icing materials and chemicals, the latest weather forecasting resources, and snow readiness plans

Project Delivery: Environmental Permits and Licenses (click for info)
Permits, certifications and documents related to the NEPA process

Project Delivery: Environmental Requirements for Transportation Projects (click for info)
NEPA considerations, project management, documentation and scoping, environmental impact statements

Safety: Crash Data Analysis (click for info)
Data/evidence-driven decisions to analyze road segment and intersection crash data

Safety: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) (click for info)
Safety countermeasures and multi-modal plans to protect pedestrians and cyclists

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