FHWA Research & Technology
Jun 30, 2015
FHWA released a new video highlighting innovations in transportation. A century ago, research and technology (R&T) played a primary role and led to the conversion of unpaved to paved roads with asphalt and concrete pavement materials, an innovation that led to greater and safer mobility on our Nation’s highways. Today, as in the past, researchers and inventors continue to develop innovations and solutions to transportation challenges.
The FHWA brought warm, instead of hot-mix asphalt, to the United States. Warm Mix Asphalt reduces fuel consumption, green house gas emissions, and costs. It also extends the paving season.
The video demonstrates how FHWA’s R&T initiatives are contributing to advancements in the transportation system.
Author: Heather Dolan