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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda

 

Meeting the Challenge: Policy

Providing thoughtful evaluation of current practices and emerging issues promotes policies that address present and future transportation challenges.

 

Policy Options

Providing thoughtful evaluation of current practices and emerging issues promotes policies that address present and future transportation challenges.

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Collecting and using quality data supports informed decisions about where, when, and how to make investments in our roadways.

 

Comprehensive Data

Collecting and using quality data supports informed decisions about where, when, and how to make investments in our roadways.

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Coordinating between governments can help us jointly plan and manage roads that connect cities, States, and Tribal areas.

 

Intergovernmental Coordination

Coordinating between governments can help us jointly plan and manage roads that connect cities, States, and Tribal areas.

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Building on the knowledge and experience of others brings new ideas to strengthen our own transportation systems.

 

International Cooperation

Building on the knowledge and experience of others brings new ideas to strengthen our own transportation systems.

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Program Contact

Lydia C. Conrad
FHWA Office of Legislative Affairs and Policy Communications
Tel: 202-366-1243
Email: lydia.conrad@dot.gov

 

Policy decisions made today will shape the highway transportation system of tomorrow. FHWA evaluates the impacts of a broad range of policy options and analyzes current and emerging issues that will affect the way transportation systems are built, maintained, and used.

Forecasting the effects of proposed legislation and policy decisions requires quality transportation data. FHWA provides guidance and tools, which standardize how transportation professionals collect data on highway system characteristics such as road types, funding methods, and travel patterns. Consistent national data provide a snapshot of today's transportation system that is essential for good policy and for projecting future requirements.

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

 
Click here to slide downObjective 1: Evaluate impacts of a broad range of policy options, and analyze current and emerging issues that will affect surface transportation programs.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 1: Evaluate impacts of a broad range of policy options, and analyze current and emerging issues that will affect surface transportation programs.
Objective 1: Evaluate impacts of a broad range of policy options, and analyze current and emerging issues that will affect surface transportation programs.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 2: Promote the efficient, systematic, and comprehensive collection and utilization of national transportation data to improve highway management and investment decisions.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 2: Promote the efficient, systematic, and comprehensive collection and utilization of national transportation data to improve highway management and investment decisions.
Objective 2: Promote the efficient, systematic, and comprehensive collection and utilization of national transportation data to improve highway management and investment decisions.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 3: Research intergovernmental issues between States, cities, and Tribal governments that impact transportation policy decisions, budgetary processes, and legislative recommendations.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 3: Research intergovernmental issues between States, cities, and Tribal governments that impact transportation policy decisions, budgetary processes, and legislative recommendations.
Objective 3: Research intergovernmental issues between States, cities, and Tribal governments that impact transportation policy decisions, budgetary processes, and legislative recommendations.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 4: Promote the exchange of highway technology and program innovations between the United States and foreign countries and organizations.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 4: Promote the exchange of highway technology and program innovations between the United States and foreign countries and organizations.
Objective 4: Promote the exchange of highway technology and program innovations between the United States and foreign countries and organizations.