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Suggested Citation:"Contents." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. The Vital Federal Role in Meeting the Highway Innovation Imperative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25511.
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Suggested Citation:"Contents." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. The Vital Federal Role in Meeting the Highway Innovation Imperative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25511.
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ix PREPUBLICATION COPY—Uncorrected Proofs Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations xi Summary 1 1 Introduction 7 Federal Highway–Related RD&T Programs and Funding, 9 Report Organization, 11 Conclusions, 11 2 Federal Highway RD&T in Support of Innovation 12 Large and Diverse Customer Base, 12 The Innovation Life Cycle, 14 Conclusions, 24 3 Federal Highway Administration and Intelligent Transportation System RD&T Programs 25 Highway RD&T and Innovation Deployment Programs, 25 Training and Education, 42 Intelligent Transportation Systems, 43 Conclusions, 52 Annex 3-A Surface Transportation System Funding Alternative Grantees and Funding, 55 Annex 3-B NHTSA V2V Rulemaking and FCC Spectrum Allocation, 57 Annex Conclusions, 64 4 State and University RD&T Programs 65 State Planning and Research Program, 65 UTC Program, 70 Comparison of FHWA, SP&R, and UTC Programs, 77 Conclusions, 80 5 Federal Highway R&D on Nationally Significant Issues 83 Transformational Technologies and Services, 83 Serving a Growing and Shifting Population, 87 Energy and Sustainability, 89 Resilience and Security, 90 Safety and Public Health, 91 Equity, 92 Governance, 93 System Performance and Asset Management, 93 Funding and Finance, 94 Goods Movement, 95

x PREPUBLICATION COPY—Uncorrected Proofs Institutional and Workforce Capacity, 96 Research and Innovation, 97 Conclusions, 98 Appendix: Committee Biographical Information 100

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TRB Special Report 331 concludes that with sustained and adequate funding and modest improvements in research, development, and technology (RD&T), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will continue to serve and advance the national interest and international competitiveness well into the future.

TRB’s Research and Technology Coordinating Committee, which produced the report, believes that rapidly advancing technology, new mobility services, increased urbanization, and the growing frequency of severe weather events are changing highway transportation in fundamental ways.

FHWA and ITS JPO 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. Detailed future RT&D suggestions are outlined in this report, touching on a variety of issues that include autonomous-vehicle technology, energy and sustainability, growing and changing populations, resilience, goods movement, safety, and equity.

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