The Center for Local Aid Support (CLAS) Center strives to create a culture that has a real desire to look beyond "business as usual." This does not necessarily mean inventing the "next big thing"; instead, it often means taking tools that already work and giving them a boost to increase efficiencies and adaptation.
We are at the forefront with the Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) to deploy technology and foster innovation as a key FHWA business process. The Agency's use of FLH's programs to test innovation for the benefit of the transportation community illustrates its understanding of our capabilities and our motivation to solve problems.
Additionally, we provide national leadership in the advancement of training, technical assistance, and innovation within Local, Tribal, and Federal Land Management Agency transportation networks. The Center collaborates with a diverse mix of partners in the delivery of those services, through three programs: