Bizzell Assists FHWA on Every Day Counts Initiative

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The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is proud of the continued success of working alongside the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Every Day Counts (EDC) Summits.

EDC is a state-based model used to identify innovations, shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety and improve environmental sustainability. The initiative was launched by FHWA in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), with the goal of implementing innovative technology to improve highway safety, save time and lower the cost of highway and construction projects that would ultimately save American tax payers money.

Designed to facilitate dialogue, encourage creative thinking and celebrate a shared vision for new opportunities, seven EDC Regional Summits are held every two years, in which these summits begin the process for states, local public agencies and Federal Lands Highway Divisions to focus on the innovations that make the most sense for their unique program needs, establish performance goals and commit to finding opportunities to get those innovations into practice over the next two years.

Bizzell provides each summit with a multidimensional communications plan, which includes writing, editing, graphic design, web design and management, media support and publishing services. Additionally, the firm provides logistical support, covering all pre-conference planning and on-site management as well as webcasting for four session tracks within each summit.

Thus far, Bizzell has assisted in creating 11 videos for the FHWA, which have been viewed more than 6,700 times, in addition to conducting live chats through Livestream, with 17 hours of video viewing time and chatting.

The Summits are a huge component of the EDC initiative, which brings together transportation leaders and professionals to establish performance goals and find opportunities to get innovations into practice, and Bizzell is pleased to be a part of this initiative.

“Your team did an AMAZING job making this round of EDC Summits AWESOME!” Stated Thomas Harman, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation, U.S. Department of Transportation—Federal Highway Administration.

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