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The Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council has received a national award for its efforts to train local governments on new ways to improve road networks.
The 2017 STIC Excellence Award is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Innovation Initiative and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center of Accelerating Innovation.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the PA STIC has helped PennDOT advance several successful innovations, such as adaptive signal control technology, high-friction surface treatment, accelerated bridge construction methods, ultra-high performance concrete and warm mix asphalt.
The PA STIC has taken the following actions, according to a PennDOT news release:
The PA STIC consists of state and federal agencies, local governments, research organizations and industry partners.