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Innovative Ideas

Overview

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program conducts initial-stage investigations using reference searches, scans, and convening workshops to seek innovative ideas and advances in science and engineering that could be, but currently are not, applied in highway transportation. The purpose of seeking innovative ideas is to encourage collaboration between FHWA technical experts, other experts in the highway research community, and experts from other disciplines and industries, who can share new approaches and insights that could lead to transformative improvements in highway transportation.

In 2005, FHWA held a series of think tank forums bringing together a cross section of stakeholders and partners to make recommendations for a corporate, strategic, advanced research agenda for FHWA. Three such forums were organized to explore future advanced research possibilities within a set of domains relevant to the mission of FHWA.


Research Highlights


Research Contacts

David Kuehn, david.kuehn@fhwa.dot.gov,
(202) 493-3414

Terry Halkyard, terry.halkyard@fhwa.dot.gov,
(202) 493-3467.

Brochures

Exploratory Advanced Research Program Brochure,(FHWA-HRT-13-071)- November 2013

Multimedia Downloads

Investigating Advanced Traffic Signal Control, (N/A)- April 2011

Project Fact Sheets

Efficient and Safe Merging Solutions - Advanced Freeway Merge Assistance: Harnessing The Potential of Connected Vehicles,(FHWA-HRT-14-045)- February 2014

Reports

Multiscale Materials Modeling Workshop Summary Report April 23-24, 2013(FHWA-HRT-13-103)- December 2013

Scanning and Convening Activities Fact Sheets

Exploring Bridge Maintenance and Asset Management,(FHWA-HRT-11-052)- June 2011

Summaries

Multiscale Materials Modeling Workshop Summary Report April 23-24, 2013(FHWA-HRT-13-103)- December 2013

Web Articles

For Georgia State Students, EAR Program Opens a Window on Transportation Research ()- March 2014