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Research and Technology Program

Three vehicles with one vehicle and one emergency vehicle on the right shoulder. The third vehicle is using automated technology to move to the left lane according to the “move over” law requiring vehicles to slow or move to another lane when passing one or more emergency vehicles on the shoulder

Research, Mission, Vision, and Agenda

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) RT&E Program strives to generate new solutions, build more effective partnerships, and provide better information and tools for decision making, which will enable the Nation to enhance and make the best investments in the U.S. transportation system.

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FHWA Research Showcase

The research laboratories at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center provide a vital resource for advancing FHWA innovation and technology.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center


TFHRC is FHWA's premier research and development facility that helps improve the safety, efficiency, and longevity of our Nation’s roads and bridges.

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