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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda


Meeting the Challenges

FHWA's Offices and Programs are Meeting Today's Highway Challenges Through Research

A safe and secure transportation network is the foundation of a strong economy. Better-designed roads and improved construction practices increase the safety of our transportation network.
Performance-based systems use data and advanced reporting practices to better manage and maintain our roads.
Improved tools and training help transportation agencies deliver projects on time and within budget.
Improved construction and maintenance practices help reduce traffic congestion and travel delays.
Federal Lands
Better designs and materials as well as improved construction and maintenance practices help roads last longer.
Planning, Environment, and Realty
Advanced materials and processes reduce our impact on the environment.
Exploratory Advanced Research
Innovative Program Delivery


FHWA defines objectives and strategies that guide research, development, and deployment activities across eight groups of offices and programs.. Each group targets one or more of the Nation's six key highway challenges.