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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management

The Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management supports the entire agency and the employees at TFHRC. The office develops and executes policy, budget, program management, and administrative mechanisms to enable a nationwide Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research, development, and technology (RD&T) program to be carried out in cooperation with our partners.

The office houses the agency’s Exploratory Advanced Research Program, which addresses the need to conduct research on longer term and higher risk breakthrough research with the potential for transformational improvements to plan, build, renew, and operate safe, congestion free, and environmentally sound transportation systems.

In addition the office develops and executes communications and outreach that support FHWA–wide RD&T programs and the technology and innovation delivery needs of the agency. The office supports TFHRC, other FHWA offices, and the Resource Center in the development of program plans and projects; and evaluation of customer needs, acceptance, and benefits of new and advanced products.

There are three teams who support partnership programs; communications and outreach; and Exploratory Advanced Research program.

Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Team Descriptions


Research and Technology Program
Development and Partnership Team

The team develops and executes policybudget, program management, and administrative mechanisms to enable a nationwide FHWA research, development, and technology program to be carried out in cooperation with our partners.
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Exploratory Advanced
Research Program Team
The Exploratory Advanced Research Program Team works with offices across the agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and stakeholders  on longer term and higher risk breakthrough research with the potential for transformational improvements to plan, build, renew, and operate safe, congestion free, and environmentally sound transportation systems.
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Marketing and
Communications Team
The team is responsible for innovation management and coordinating innovation delivery with other FHWA offices. The team also develops and executes a comprehensive communications strategy and marketing plan to support FHWA–wide research, development, and technology programs and technology delivery needs to FHWA offices and Resource Center.
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Last updated: Friday, August 27, 2021