FHWA: BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE

Throughout the past century, technology transfer has been a primary objective of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This article reports that FHWA identifies and assesses innovative research results, technology, and products and then applies those that are appropriate to the highway community. FHWA administers training programs as well, and just recently, completed a 5-year, $150 million research program called the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP). FHWA plans to display SHRP technology and products via showcase packages and a SHRP Information Clearinghouse. FHWA reaches local agencies through its Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), which provides funding for the development of national technical projects, partial funding for the operation of local Technology Transfer Centers, and funding for the operation of a national Technology Transfer Clearinghouse. A list of the LTAP Technology Transfer Centers is provided.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Publication Date: 1994-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 20-24
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00670303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM