The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a presolicitation notice. The purpose of the notice is to make people aware that FHWA plans to issue a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program that would cover the following topics:
- Topic 1: Virtual Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory for Highway Structures
- Topic 2: Applications of Massive Data and Data Mining Techniques Relevant to Safety Data
- Topic 3A: Behavioral based (or agent based) National Freight Demand Modeling
- Topic 3B: Freight Data Development and Enhancement to Support National Freight Transportation Analysis, Modeling, and Forecasting Practices
FHWA anticipates issuing a BAA that will open on or about February 12, 2014, and close on or about April 9, 2014.