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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda

 

Meeting the Challenge: Operations

Reducing congestion improves the safety and reliability of our roadways and fosters new economic possibilities.

 

Congestion Management and Reliability

Reducing congestion improves the safety and reliability of our roadways and fosters new economic possibilities.

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Improving traffic management helps agencies effectively address congestion and gauge network performance.

 

Foundation for Proactive Operations

Improving traffic management helps agencies effectively address congestion and gauge network performance.

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Decreasing delays in the movement of goods means lower transportation costs and a stronger economy.

 

Intermodal Freight Movement

Decreasing delays in the movement of goods means lower transportation costs and a stronger economy.

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Program Contact

Justin Wagner
FHWA Office of Operations
Tel: 202-366-1713
Email: justin.wagner@dot.gov

 

Highway reliability affects our ability to visit family, get to work, deliver products to customers, live our lives, and grow the economy. FHWA's operations research is developing innovative technology and processes that lead to system-wide improvements in how FHWA and its State and local partners manage and increase the reliability of the National Highway System.

These innovations target the daily operations of transportation agencies, including demand management strategies, work-zone planning guidance, and improved traffic analysis techniques. Research into new technologies and noteworthy management practices provides State and local agencies with additional tools to implement the institutional changes that will allow them to meet operational challenges.

Each of the following objectives expands to describe the Operations strategic approach to innovation.

 
Click here to slide downObjective 1: Managing congestion by improving reliability and operating the system at peak performance.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 1: Managing congestion by improving reliability and operating the system at peak performance.
Objective 1: Managing congestion by improving reliability and operating the system at peak performance.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 2: Building a strong foundation for proactive operations.
 
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Objective 2: Building a strong foundation for proactive operations.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 3: Improving reliability through efficient movement of freight.
 
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Objective 3: Improving reliability through efficient movement of freight.
 
 

 

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