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R&T Evaluation

Evaluation Overview

FHWA conducts research and technology development to meet the transportation challenges of today and tomorrow. FHWA partners with State transportation departments, local agencies, industries, and academia both to conduct research on issues of national significance and to accelerate adoption and deployment of promising research products. The FHWA R&T Agenda presents the mission and priorities of research and technology activities. In connection to the R&T Agenda, FHWA initiated its R&T Evaluation Program to increase transparency, better communicate research benefits, and continually improve R&T efforts in the service of the public good.

Evaluation Activities

In its initial year, the FHWA R&T Evaluation Program worked with FHWA program offices to identify and scope 16 projects for evaluation representing each of the program areas. The current status of these 16 projects are shown below. The R&T Evaluation Program is in the process of identifying candidates for a new set of evaluations. 

Completed Evaluations

  • Adaptive Signal Control Technologies (2016)
  • Gusset Plates (2016)
  • National Household Travel Survey (2016)
  • Roadside Revegetation (2016)
  • Roundabouts (2016)
  • Agent Based Modeling and Simulations (2017)
  • Eco-Logical (2017)
  • Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (2017)
  • Public-Private Partnership Capacity Building (2017)
  • Traffic Incident Management (2017)
  • Managing Risk on Rapid Renewal Projects (2018)
  • Precast Concrete Pavements (2018)

In Progress

  • eNEPA
  • High Friction Surface Treatments
  • High Recycle Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Vehicle Operating Costs
Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2018