With transportation facing major hurdles, the agency seeks to improve coordination of the Nation’s research and technology programs. You can help shape this research vision.
Full-scale experiments across the country are working between a rock and a hard place to build longer lasting roads.
In many parts of the country, ferry boats are an important transportation link connecting communities across rivers, bays, and other waterways.
By leading a new initiative for the 21 APEC economies, USDOT is taking on a crucial role in advancing opportunities for women in transportation professions.
Yes, really! A public-private partnership for a massive project in Virginia to construct express lanes with electronic tolling helped unlock gridlock and offer more predictable trip times.
Advances in high-tech tools mean improved safety and efficiency during roadwork.
Who could have predicted that a slide rule, typewriter, telephone, weather gauge, camera, and watch would morph into the modern smartphone?
Along the Road
Along the Road is the place to look for information about current and upcoming activities, developments, trends, and items of general interest to the highway community.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2011--an 8-percent increase since 2009.
In 2011, 60 percent of flash and river flood fatalities in the United States were vehicle related.
Communication Product Updates
Below are brief descriptions of communications products recently developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Research, Development, and Technology.