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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Ongoing Policy Research

The primary objective of FHWA’s Policy Analysis research is to provide decisionmakers with empirically based assessments of emerging trends current and future transportation needs and the potential for Federal policies and strategies to effectively use available sources to address those needs. Transportation policy research involves studies to support the formulation of transportation policy and legislative initiatives and the preparation of major reports to U.S. Congress on highway policy issues. Policy Analysis research also analyzes the policy implications of current and emerging transportation technologies and explores transportation options to expand accessibility, mobility, and equity. 

Office of Transportation Policy Studies