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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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The shared use of bicycles like these being accessed at an urban station is an innovative emerging trend in transportation.

Peering Into the Crystal Ball

by Heather Marie Rose

Looking back at the past and understanding the trends that are emerging today can provide clues to the future of transportation. [Read more]

Shown here is a pedestrian hybrid beacon in Tucson, AZ.

Encouraging Best Behavior

by Kay Fitzpatrick, Ann Do, Michael P. Pratt, and Bruce Friedman

The results are in from recent FHWA research: Pedestrian hybrid beacons continue to improve safety at unsignalized crossings. [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.


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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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