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R&T Portfolio: Policy Analysis

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) policy analysis research evaluates the impacts of a broad range of policy options and analyzes the impacts of current or emerging issues that will affect transportation systems and projects. The program examines the impact of national transportation strategies and investments to determine which strategies are producing the greatest benefit for the American people. The research provides an empirical analysis of potential regulatory or deregulatory actions, policy options, or planning benchmarks and positions FHWA uses to develop smart policy as technology develops. The outcomes of this policy research improve the efficiency of Federal investment in highway transportation.

Program Objectives:

  • Identify cost-effective strategies and investment levels for the Nation’s highways overall, for regulatory or programmatic actions, and to support grant programs.
  • Provide the insights and forecasts required to develop effective policies reflecting emerging transportation trends in technology, costs, travel behavior, and economic vitality at the national, regional, and local levels.
  • Identify additional future policy options and considerations through the inclusion of outside expert perspectives through means such as organized symposia.

Contact Us

Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
United States

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