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R&T Portfolio: Resiliency

The Resiliency research program researches the impact of transportation projects on the environment and the risk of damage posed by extreme weather events and natural hazards.

Program Objectives:

  • Develop and deploy tools, techniques, strategies, and methodologies for assessing the resiliency and sustainability of transportation plans, projects, programs, and infrastructure.
  • Improve predictions and estimates of future levels of extreme weather exposure for use in planning and design of highways and bridges.
  • Reduce costs for highway users and agencies by conducting research on tools, evaluation techniques, and best practices to increase fuel efficiency and reduce fuel use in construction, operations, and maintenance.  
  • Increase energy security by creating opportunities for domestically sourced alternative fuels; conducting research on best practices, usage, behavior, stakeholder needs; designating alternative fuel corridors; and providing technical assistance and training to State departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).

Contact Us

Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States

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