The Office of Innovative Program Delivery
Innovation drives the Office of Innovative Program Delivery (OIPD) and its approach to transforming transportation. Transportation officials have ambitious goals with shrinking budgets to improve safety, enhance economic opportunity, improve reliability, preserve system assets, accelerate project delivery, and help create healthier, more livable neighborhoods. Innovation can help overcome resource constraints, address environmental considerations, and promote efficiencies in program delivery. OIPD’s mission is to improve transportation performance by driving innovation into action through partnerships, technology deployment, and capacity building. By fostering a culture of innovation within Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its partners, OIPD plays an integral role in developing a transportation community capable of meeting the needs of a 21st century transportation system and helps save lives, time, and money.
OIPD is comprised of four Centers, each with a specific focus that advances innovation in the transportation community:
- The Center for Innovative Finance Support (CIFS) – CIFS provides tools, expertise, and financing to help the transportation community explore and implement innovative strategies to deliver costly and complex infrastructure projects.
- The Center for Local Aid Support (CLAS) – CLAS offers diverse products, programs, and information to provide national training and technical assistance networks that help local governments, tribes, and Federal land management agencies enhance roadway networks and create economic opportunity.
- The Center for Accelerating Innovation (CAI) – CAI serves as the focal point for internal and external coordination to identify and prioritize innovations.
- The Center for Transportation Workforce Development (CTWD) – CTWD provides national leadership, coordination, and assistance that supports initiatives to develop and expand the nation's transportation workforce.