What We Do
The FHWA Resource Center is an integral part of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in delivering the Federal-aid Highway Program and achieving agency strategic goals:
- Providing expert training and technical assistance to FHWA Division Offices and their transportation partners.
- Assisting Headquarters Program Offices in disseminating new policies, technologies, and techniques.
- Taking the lead in deployment of leading edge, innovative transportation technologies.
Organized by functional and technical teams, the FHWA Resource Center operates as a national unit with teams and expert specialists staffed in localities throughout the United States. The Resource Center provides technical support and program assistance along with training, and technology delivery to FHWA's Division Offices, State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and other transportation partners.
Organized in 10 teams and 18 specialty areas, the Resource Center’s technical experts offer specialized knowledge and experience:
- Civil Rights
- Construction and Project Management
- Environment, Air Quality, and Realty
- Finance Services
- Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering
- Pavement and Materials
- Safety and Design
- Transportation Performance Management, Asset Management, and Freight
Who Are Our Customers
Internally, the FHWA Resource Center customers are the FHWA Division Offices, Federal Lands Highway Divisions, and Headquarters Program Offices. FHWA is successful as an agency because all organizational units of the agency work together and use aligned performance plans to achieve common goals.
Externally, the Resource Center customers are the transportation agencies partnering with FHWA (such as State Departments of Transportation) for the advancement of the nation's transportation system. As service is provided to external customers, the Resource Center works through Division Offices or Headquarters Offices to represent FHWA as a single organization meeting customer needs and accomplishing agency strategic goals and objectives.
The Resource Center was established in 1998 as four independent organizations, and integrated into one Resource Center in 2003. From the initial concept, the FHWA structured the Resource Center to provide world class expertise and to deliver innovative solutions to complex transportation challenges.
The Resource Center is a valued asset working hand in hand with all of FHWA's customers, customizing services to meet needs, and contributing to the success of all involved. The Resource Center provides services to customers to build technical expertise, deploy technology, and solve technical problems.