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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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A database documenting research on coatings and other topics by nine federal transportation agencies is now searchable, officials have announced.

The U.S. Department of Transportation Research Hub Website is a searchable database of the latest agency-sponsored research, development and technology projects

The database was released by the U.S. DOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology.

Searchable Agencies

The database acts as a central location for information on projects funded by the DOT operating administrations, provides access to the department's research portfolio at the project level, and provides links to research reports and other products.

DOT searchable database
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The database acts as a central location for information on projects funded by the DOT operating administrations and provides links to final reports, summary information on research products and any documented "real world" impacts resulting from the research.

The searchable database covers the:

  • Federal Highway Administration;
  • Federal Aviation Administration;
  • Federal Railroad Administration;
  • Federal Transit Administration;
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration;
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration;
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;
  • Office of the Secretary of Transportation; and
  • Maritime Administration.

Database Objectives

It has been designed to fulfill a variety of objectives:

  • To aid RITA in its research coordination, facilitation and strategic planning efforts;
     
  • To leverage opportunities for cross-modal collaboration between U.S. DOT agencies and between U.S. DOT and external organizations;
     
  • To provide U.S. DOT staff with a resource to quickly and accurately respond to request for information from external stakeholders;
     
  • To provide a full account of U.S. DOT's research portfolio on the transportation research community in the U.S. and abroad; and
     
  • To comply with the U.S. Government's Open Government initiative.

The database also provides links to final reports, summary information on research products and any documented "real world" impacts resulting from the research.

   

Tagged categories: Department of Transportation (DOT); Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Federal Railroad Administration; Government; North America; PHMSA; Program/Project Management; Project Management; Research; Transportation Research Board (TRB)

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