TRB’s IDEA Programs Turn 20: Sparking Innovation Through High-Risk, High-Payoff Research

A featured article in the November-December 2013 issue of the TR News helps celebrate the 20th anniversary of TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) programs, which offer early-stage funding for promising but unproven innovations for highways, transit, and railroad safety and performance. The programs’ goals are to promote innovations that can progress to next generation technologies and methods.