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In New York, FHWA used a risk-based approach to stewardship and oversight for construction of the New NY Bridge, shown here during main span construction of the project.

Transforming Stewardship and Oversight for Major Projects

Out of necessity, FHWA took a different approach to fulfilling its roles and responsibilities on the complex New NY Bridge Project. [Read more]

Photo. A construction staff member takes a video with a smartphone on the jobsite of a transportation project.

The Age of e-Construction

State DOTs are transforming their approach to highway projects to keep pace with today’s changing, mobile work environment. Check out these tips on how to go paperless. [Read more]

Illustration. Urban roadways with cars, buses, freight trucks, and emergency response vehicles, as well as a commuter train nearby. Lines made of arrows going up and down indicate wireless communications between all the vehicles.

ITS Is Changing The World

Transportation is at a crossroads, and U.S. roads will never be the same again. As this technology advances, connected and automated vehicles will become a part of everyday life. Here's how it all came about. [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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Research Highlights

Strategic Plan For The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center PDF cover image
» Strategic Plan for The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
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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