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REVIEW OF PRACTICES TO IMPLEMENT COST-EFFECTIVE ROADWAY SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER AND SEVERITY OF CRASHES INVOLVING COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

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56.  Arnold, E.D., and Lantz, K.E. Evaluation of Best Practices in Traffic Operations and Safety: Phase I: Flashing LED Stop Sign and Optical Speed Bars. No. FHWA/VTRC 07-R34, Virginia Transportation Research Council, 2007.

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70.  Garber, N.J., and Wang, H. Estimation of the Demand for Commercial Truck Parking on Interstate Highways in Virginia. No. FHWA/VTRC 04-R10, Virginia Transportation Research Council. 2004.

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