This report focuses and clarifies the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) role as a partner in national interagency R&D application efforts relating to advanced materials and technology for improved infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation, and renewal. It is an effort to bring greater consistency and cohesion to DOT's separate R&D programs and to address transportation system-level performance through better coordinated and integrated R&D. The opening section summarizes the current condition and performance of major sectors in the nation's surface transportation system. The report then categorizes technologies that are likely to improve transportation system infrastructure functions and describes DOT programs which support them. Major programs are introduced which are designed to facilitate development and dissemination of technology applications to those organizations. Observations on programs which facilitate technology transfer are offered in conclusion. Research for this report included a review of recent literature and interviews with the developers and users of infrastructure technologies, from both the public and private sectors.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1999 12:00AM