The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: The Vital Federal Role in Meeting the Highway Innovation Imperative
Dates:
Thu, Jul 11, 2019   415 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 9:30 a.m.

 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Transportation Research Board
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee
 
 
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Congressional Briefing
 
on
 
The Vital Federal Role in Meeting the Highway Innovation Imperative
 
The Federal Highway Administration and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office RD&T programs, as required by Congress, are addressing a number of critical gaps not covered by other programs. And they are conducting nationally significant research, but there are compelling policy and operational issues that could justify even greater levels of RD&T investment by the two programs. This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, details future RD&T suggestions, touching on a variety of issues that include autonomous-vehicle technology, energy and sustainability, growing and changing populations, resilience, goods movement, safety, and equity.
 
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 11, 2019 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.