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Nadeau opens STAC at TFHRC

Nadeau opens STAC at TFHRC

On December 20, 2016, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Greg Nadeau and Deputy Administrator David Kim attended the ribbon cutting at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) to formally open the new Safety Training and Analysis Center (STAC). FHWA established STAC to help the research community and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) make use of data from the second Strategic Highway Research Program’s (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) and Roadway Information Database (RID).
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Culture of Innovation

This recorded webinar discusses how to tap into your creativity and generate new ideas for transportation solutions. The featured speaker is USDOT Chief Innovation Officer Chris Gerdes. [Start the Recorded Webinar]

Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering

Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering

In this volume, the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record and the FHWA's Office of Infrastructure Research and Development examine the development of wood trusses and covered bridge construction, profiles the pioneering craftsmen and engineers involved, explores the function of trusses in covered bridges, and looks at the preservation and future of these distinctly American bridges. [Read more]

Cover of 2015 R&T Story publication

The FHWA 2015 Telling the R&T Story

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plays a key role in leading the national transportation research needed to meet highway challenges now and in the future. Read about how FHWA is addressing those challenges through a comprehensive research and technology program and innovative solutions that improve roads and bridges, save lives, reduce congestion, and advance economic growth. [Read more]




Highway Research, Technology Deployment, and Education Questions and Answers - This page provides general information about the research, technology, and education programs related to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.


FHWA 2015 R&T Story Cover Text

Learn how FHWA’s Research and Technology Program improves roads and bridges, saves lives, reduces congestion and advances economic growth. Read The FHWA 2015 R&T Story and Watch the Video.



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TFHRC is FHWA’s core facility for research, development, and technology. This document describes TFHRC’s plans for providing national leadership in highway research by advancing its own endeavors and by coordinating activities managed by other FHWA and U.S. Department of Transportation offices, and external partners. [Read more]


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