U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
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State Planning and Research (SP&R) Guide
The State Planning and Research Program (SP&R) is authorized by Title 23, USC, and is regulated under 23 CFR Part 420.
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires that States set aside 2 percent of the apportionments they receive from the Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Highway Bridge, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement, and Equity Bonus programs for State planning and research activities. Of this amount, States must allocate 25 percent for research, development, and technology. These activities involve research on new areas of knowledge; adapting findings to practical applications by developing new technologies; and the transfer of these technologies, including the process of dissemination, demonstration, training, and adoption of innovations by users.
For complete information about Titles 23 & 49, visit the Government Printing Office (GPO) United States Code Web Page.
The GPO also provides complete information regarding the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Your contact for questions or suggestions on this guide is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics: research, state planning and research
Keywords: research, State Planning and Research, SP&R, research peer reviews
TRT Terms: research, highway, persons and personal characteristics, personnel, groups