InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Wood in Transportation Program, technology transfer efforts

The backbone of the Wood In Transportation (WIT)
Program, formerly the National Timber Bridge
Initiative, is technology transfer. Technical
information on building vehicular and pedestrian
bridges, portable bridges for temporary access,
retaining walls, railroad and other transportation
structures with timber has to be readily available and
easy to understand. One purpose of technology
transfer is to ensure that appropriated USDA Forest
Service dollars are effectively used to promote and
demonstrate efficient use of local timber for wood in
transportation applications. This presentation will
provide an overview of the Forest Service‰Ûªs technology
transfer activities for the WIT program.