USDOT’s Technology Research Plan is 9 Different Plans

The Department of Transportation released its Five-Year Research, Development, and Technology plan, which shows that the operating administrations under the DOT umbrella have their own plans.

The Operating Administrations all follow the FAST Act, which requires the administrations to specify how they’ll use research findings to improve efficiency. DOT is working to incorporate the technology deployment process into the policies that the FAST Act mandates. However, the Operating Administrations can decide how to use these practices to best serve the specific technologies that they work with.