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Office of Policy & Governmental Affairs

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Office of Transportation Policy Studies

Michael Nesbitt, the director of FHWA’s Office of Transportation Policy Studies.

A Message from our Director, Michael Nesbitt

The Office of Transportation Policy Studies (HPTS) research and studies are the blueprints that guide transformative delivery and evolution of the federal aid program, now and in the decades to come. Our office develops, refines, and disseminates analytical tools and studies identifying current and emerging issues with national implications from a system-wide perspective or enterprise orientation. From our expert modeling capabilities, to our facilitation of enterprise performance management process, and to our work with benefit-cost analysis for transportation projects, we are committed to implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and improving equity, economic vitality, and future transportation solutions. I hope you find our website helpful, and I encourage you to see what our office has to offer.

Notable HPTS Products
Condition and Performance (C&P) Report

The cover image of the 25th Editions of the Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit Conditions and Performance Report.

This document is intended to provide decision makers with an objective appraisal of the physical conditions, operational performance, and financing mechanisms of highways, bridges, and transit systems based on both their current state and their projected future state under a set of alternative future investment scenarios.

Notable HPTS Products
Transportation Typology Exploratory Tool

Screenshot of the Transportation Typology Exploratory Tool.

Transportation Typology Exploratory Tool (beta) is an interactive mapping tool that helps analysts capture and assess neighborhood level features such as population densities, transportation network characteristics and conditions, and sociodemographic data at the census tract level. The tool allows for meaningful national and regional comparisons that go beyond traditional typologies of urban vs rural transportation networks.

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