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Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

 
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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-15-014    Date:  December 2014
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-15-014
Date: December 2014

 

Research Projects and Benefits

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America’s Mobility Challenge

Congestion is one of the greatest transportation challenges currently facing the United States, and it continues to increase each year. Congestion negatively impacts the Nation’s economy, productivity, and environment. It also makes it more difficult for citizens to get where they need to be on time, from work and school to soccer games and family dinners. Decreasing congestion requires addressing the various sources that cause it. These sources can be recurring, such as bottlenecks on the roadway where capacity is decreased, or nonrecurring, such as bad weather and traffic incidents.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Operations Research and Development (R&D) addresses the congestion problem by partnering with industry and academia to conduct forward-thinking research into technologies and applications that can improve mobility on our Nation’s roadways.

 

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