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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology: Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations


Research and Technology Innovation Life Cycle Impacts


Safety National Data Model

The National Model for the Statewide Application of Data Collection and Management Technology to Improve Highway Safety is a program for sharing information, resources, and technologies to improve highway safety.

The National Model is a consortium effort.

Operations Performance Measurement

Performance measurement is the use of statistical evidence to determine progress toward specific defined organizational objectives. This includes both evidence of actual fact, such as measurement of pavement surface smoothness, and measurement of customer perception such as would be accomplished through a customer satisfaction survey.

For more information about Operations Performance Measurement, please contact the following:

FHWA Office of Transportation Management
Rich Taylor

FHWA Office of Operations Research and Development
Dale Thompson

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Quick Links

» Strategic Approach
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)


Research and Development Links

» R&D Laboratories
» R&D Projects


Other Links

» Transportation Research Information Services
» TRB Research in Progress Search