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Every Day Counts

What is EDC?

Every Day Counts (EDC) is the FHWA's initiative to advance a culture of innovation in the transportation community in partnership with public and private stakeholders. Every two years, FHWA works with state departments of transportation, local governments, tribes, private industry, and other stakeholders to identify a new set of innovative technologies and practices that merit widespread deployment through EDC.

The 'Every Day Counts' program, or EDC, introduces transportation planners, engineers, and designers to innovative ways of solving problems. Whether you're struggling with a small county bridge, working to reduce pedestrian fatalities, or trying to tackle a major interstate highway interchange, the EDC program can help you come up with innovative and time-saving solutions. Communities across the nation are discovering how simple changes through the Every Day Counts program can save lives and improve safety.

Funding may be available as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. Contact Kansas LTAP Director Emily Wilder, or 785-864-2594 for additional information.

The FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program has developed a series of videos that demonstrate how to reduce crash risk for pedestrians crossing roadways.  Each video highlights transportation officials describing how pedestrians and drivers use or interact at the crossing improvements.  These brief videos explain the safety benefits of five countermeasures including:

These videos can be used in public meetings, conferences, or shared through social media to help educate pedestrians, drivers, and local decision-makers.

Learn More About EDC:


EDC Round 5 (2019-2020) Innovations

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Advanced Geotechnical Exploration Methods

Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing to the Next Generation of Engineering (CHANGE)

Project Bundling

Reducing Rural Roadway Departures

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations

Value Capture: Capitalizing on the Value Created by Transportation

Virtual Public Involvement

Weather-Responsive Management Strategies


EDC Previous Innovation Projects

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EDC-1 Innovations (2011-2012)

EDC-2 Innovations (2013-2014)

EDC-3 Innovations (2015-2016)

EDC-4 Innovations (2017-2018)

EDC-5 Innovations (2019-2020)

EDC News

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Keep yourself informed by accessing EDC's weekly newsletters.

EDC Events

Learn more about participating in upcoming EDC Events at


KUTC Upcoming Webinars

More events coming soon!