by John V. Moulden
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.
by Nelson Gibson and Alicia Sindlinger
Full-scale experiments across the country are working between a rock and a hard place to build longer lasting roads.
by Anthony DeSimone and John J. Sullivan IV
In many parts of the country, ferry boats are an important transportation link connecting communities across rivers, bays, and other waterways.
by Susan L. Kurland and Heather Fernuik
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.
by Thomas Jennings, Larry Cloyed, and Michelle Holland
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.
by Tracy Scriba and Jennifer Atkinson
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.
by Carrie Boris
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.
by Jackie Dolan
In 2011, 60 percent of flash and river flood fatalities in the United States were vehicle related.
Communication Product Updates
by Lisa Jackson of FHWA's Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and and Innovation Management
Below are brief descriptions of communications products recently developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Research, Development, and Technology.