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Connected Vehicles: Coming Soon to A Road Near You

Across the Nation, USDOT is pilot testing vehicles that can communicate with each other and with the roads around them. Welcome to the new world of transportation. [Read more]

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Slamming on The Brakes on A Mounting Problem

With motorcycle fatalities on the rise, applying optimal countermeasures can make a dent in these increasingly grim statistics. [Read more]

The semitrailer trucks shown here are stopped at a parking facility. Nationwide, there is a critical shortage of spaces for truckers to rest.

Focus on Freight: Article 2 - Where Can The Big Rigs Park?

Through partnerships, continued education, and effective planning, FHWA and others are implementing strategies to help solve the national shortage of parking spaces for semitrailer trucks. [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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» 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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