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Getting Around Town

A new guide from FHWA can help small communities and rural areas build multimodal transportation networks that benefit users of all ages and abilities. [Read more]

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Rivers, Rainfall, and Resilient Roads

An updated FHWA manual on highways in floodplains provides methods for assessing their vulnerability to extreme events. Check out this timely publication. [Read more]

Photo. Workers in hard hats and safety vests pour concrete on a highway to connect bridge panels to improve quality and connections of bridge elements.

Building Connections That Last

FHWA is encouraging the use of ultra-high performance concrete to join prefabricated bridge elements and improve their performance. [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

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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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