U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The Associate Administrator for Policy and External Affairs, as part of the Administrator's immediate Office, serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) international program activities and on the FHWA policy as it relates to the FHWA missions, programs, and objectives, and in this capacity, participates fully in the FHWA policy determinations and program formulation; and provides executive direction over the activities of the following organizational elements:
Office of Highway Policy Information - The Office of Highway Policy Information serves as the national source of surface transportation data; providing the U.S. DOT, Congress, and transportation community with accurate information products in a timely manner to inform the development and implementation of decisions, policies, legislation, programs, and performance goals, while constantly striving to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of data collection and analysis on travelers and the physical, operational and financial condition of our transportation system.
Office of International Programs - The Office of International Programs works to access, promote, exchange and disseminate global best practices and technical innovations to ensure a safe and efficient U.S. highway transportation infrastructure. The four main international collaboration elements include: Multilateral Relations Programs, Bilateral Relations Programs, Global Benchmarking Program, and the International Visitors Program. Through collaboration with international and domestic partners, the Office of International Programs works to address the Secretary's and FHWA's priorities.
Office of Legislative Affairs and Policy Communications - The Office of Legislative Affairs and Policy Communications provides technical assistance, analysis, and briefings to support FHWA, U.S. DOT, and Congressional legislative and policy development. The office acts as the FHWA's central point of contact with Congress and State and local stakeholders, and coordinates the Agency's Reports to Congress. The office also coordinates the Agency's advancement of major programmatic actions and policy proposals that cut across FHWA lines of business, require interagency consideration, or are expected to generate broad external interest.
Office of Transportation Policy Studies - The Office of Transportation Policy Studies develops analytical tools and data systems for policy development and studies; conducts analyses and studies to support the formulation of transportation policy and legislative initiatives; prepares major Reports to Congress on highway policy issues; and monitors and forecasts economic, demographic, and personal/commercial travel trends.