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Bees like this one pollinate crops while also sustaining wildland plant communities that provide food and shelter for myriad other wildlife.

Save the Bees and Butterflies!

By managing roadside vegetation, transportation agencies can help conserve the pollinators that are essential to the production of our food. Without them, we’d starve. [Read more]

WSDOT is using Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects, a SHRP2 product, for the replacement of the Seattle Multimodal Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock. Shown here are two ferries docked at the original dock.

Breaking Down Project Complexities

The Washington State DOT is using a SHRP2 product to manage a multimodal ferry terminal replacement in downtown Seattle. [Read more]

Photo. A two lane road with asphalt pavement

What's in Your Asphalt?

Recently, State highway agencies and FHWA were amazed by a discovery: The clandestine use of re-refined engine oil bottoms in asphalt is widespread. [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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