U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
This site is the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Research and Technology (R&T) Web site portal, which provides access to and information about the Agency’s R&T program, projects, partnerships, publications, and results.
The existing highway R&T environment is comprised of multiple programs, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) R&T Program, State highway agency R&T programs, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), University Transportation Center programs, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, and other nonprofit and private sector programs. In addition, these programs involve ongoing collaboration with international organizations, such as the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federation of European Highway Research Laboratories.
FHWA is in a unique leadership positionto identify and address issues of national significance that require high-risk, long-term, distinctive areas of research. In this role, FHWA plans to shape and execute a national research and innovation technology development, deployment, and training program that produces and delivers the solutions needed to meet current challenges, assesses future needs, and responds to those needs proactively and effectively.
The leadership role of FHWA does not exempt the Agency from working collaboratively with its partners. In today’s customer-driven atmosphere, there is an even greater responsibility to work with partners to define the direction of and develop the roadmaps needed to achieve results, especially because many partners will be implementing the technologies and innovations. The FHWA’s leadership role includes conducting, sponsoring, sustaining, and guiding highway research; working with partners and stakeholders in the highway community to develop long-term, high-risk innovative technologies that address issues of national significance; and coordinating with stakeholders to ensure that substantial research findings are put into practice nationally.
In 2003, FHWA leadership accepted the challenge to "raise the bar" on R&T and adopted a strategic management framework developed with input from stakeholders. See Corporate Master Plan (CMP) for Research and Deployment of Technology & Innovation (FHWA-RD-03-077)
|»||Clarification of Policy on Indirect Costs of State and Local Governments|
|»||FHWA, State DOT, and MPO Rights to Copyrighted and Patented Items Developed with FHWA Planning and Research Funds|
|»||Guidance on Use of SPR Funds for Travel and Training|
|»||Peer Exchange Policy for State Planning and Research|
|»||State Planning and Research Guide For Peer Exchanges|
|»||Transportation Pooled Fund Program Guidelines|
|»||FHWA Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance|
|»||Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)|
|»||Title 23 Chapter 5 USC|
|»||23 CFR Part 420|
|»||49 CFR Part 18|
|»||49 CFR Part 19|
|»||For complete information about Titles 23 & 49, visit the Government Printing Office (GPO) United States Code Web Page|
|»||The GPO also provides complete information regarding the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).|