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The FHWA R&T Story: Innovating the Future of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) champions research and technology (R&T) innovations to address the critical needs of the Nation’s highway system. The FHWA R&T Story presents innovations that ensure the safety of vulnerable pedestrians, evaluate concepts for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), and develop better ways to test for pavement deterioration. These innovations can help renew the highway system, spur economic recovery, reduce inequities, and protect against the impact of future climate scenarios.

Every day, the U.S. highway system safely connects people and moves goods, sustaining the country’s economic capacity. This system is a dynamic and collaborative network involving transportation agencies at all levels of government and industry that form the leading edge of the country’s advancements in highway infrastructure. Investing in transportation is critical in securing America’s economic future.

Last updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2021