The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is looking for innovations to improve roadway safety and reduce costs as part of the sixth round of its “Every Day Counts” initiative, which is a partnership with state transportation departments and other stakeholders.

“I encourage you and your members to submit proven, market-ready, transformative innovations that will be considered for the next round of EDC,” said Tony Furst, chief innovation officer at FHWA’s Office of Innovation Program Delivery.

Responses should be submitted by Jan. 21 at the program website.

Every Day Counts was launched in 2009 in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to speed up delivery of highway projects and to address challenges presented by limited budgets. The state-based model is used to identify and rapidly deploy proven, but underutilized, innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion, and improve environmental sustainability. It has advanced over 40 innovations to improve transportation project delivery and led to the establishment of State Transportation Innovation Councils in every state.

Progress reports and other material from all five phases of the program can be found at the EDC publications page. For questions, contact Julie Zirlin FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation at 202.366.9105, or Julie.Zirlin@dot.gov.