Making a difference where the rubber meets the road

When the Federal Highway Administration sought a new system for estimating the costs associated with operating vehicles – data that’s integral to roadway designs – the team of pavement engineering researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno seized upon the opportunity.

Five years later, led by University pavement researcher and civil engineering associate professor Elie Hajj, the University’s Pavement Engineering and Science Program, or PESP, has completed its innovative work that will impact how roads and highways are designed, built and improved for decades to come.