What is EDC?
Every Day Counts (EDC), a State-based program of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s Center for Accelerating Innovation, is an initiative to advance a culture of innovation in the transportation community in partnership with public and private stakeholders. Since the inception of EDC, FHWA has been working with State transportation departments, local governments, tribes, private industry and other stakeholders to identify a new collection of proven yet underutilized innovations to champion every two years that merit accelerated deployment. The selected innovations share common goals of shortening project delivery, enhancing the safety and durability of roads and bridges, cutting traffic congestion and improving environmental sustainability at the State and local levels.
The EDC program has made a significant positive impact in accelerating the deployment of innovations and in building a culture of innovation within the transportation community, and many of these innovations have become mainstream practices across the country. The initiative has also fostered a transportation workforce that is adept at putting innovation to work to address transportation challenges. The fifth round of EDC (EDC-5), which will promote 10 innovations in 2019 and 2020, builds on the success of the deployment efforts during EDC-1 (2011–2012 cycle), EDC-2 (2013–2014 cycle), EDC-3 (2015-2016 cycle), and EDC-4 (2017-2018 cycle). The EDC program is ready to help you come up with innovative solutions and deliver the greatest value for the tax dollars spent, and is your On-Ramp to Innovation!