Research, technology, and data drive America’s transportation system

Secretary LaHood –
I’ve talked a lot about how the Department of Transportation is a data-driven organization – data helps ensure we are as effective as possible when it comes to improving our country’s safety, mobility, and economic competitiveness.
Without good data, we wouldn’t be able to plan as effectively for the future or identify trends as they first start emerging.  That’s exactly what was on Deputy Research and Innovative Technology Administrator Greg Winfree’s mind when he addressed the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum last week.