Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

State​ Planning & Research

​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.​


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