Special Committee on Research and Innovation
Keith Platte, P.E., Associate Program Director, Project Delivery
SP&R funding may be the main source of your research budget. The current highway act requires that States set aside 2 percent of the apportionments they receive from the Federal Aid Highway program for planning and research activities. Of this amount, States must allocate a minimum of 25 percent for research, development, and technology (RD&T). RD&T activities involve research on new areas of knowledge; adapting findings to practical applications by developing new technologies; and the transfer of these technologies, including the process of dissemination, demonstration, training, and adoption of innovations by users.