Managers and staff at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are responsible for research and technology (R&T), particularly in functional areas that develop and set the R&T agenda for that subject, focus, or program area. These functional areas reflect FHWA's mission, support strategic goals, and engage internal and external stakeholders. The R&T Leadership Team agrees on functional area agendas. From there, an R&T network develops and deploys a portfolio of R&T innovations.
Click one of the following research areas for more information about ongoing research:
- Infrastructure Research
- Operations Research
- Safety Research
- Planning, Environment, and Realty Research
- Policy Research
- Federal Lands and Tribal Transportation Research
For a comprehensive overview of current research and technology development activities being conducted at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), visit the Project Overview page of the TFHRC website.
The FHWA sponsors the Transportation Pooled Fund Program for interested States, FHWA, and other organizations to establish a partnership when significant or widespread interest is shown in solving transportation-related problems. Partners may pool funds and other resources to solve these problems using research, planning, and technology-transfer activities. More information can be found at FHWA's Transportation Pooled Fund Program page or at the official Transportation Pooled Fund Program website.