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: 49 U.S.C.
Section 6503 requires that the Secretary
of Transportation develop a 5-year
transportation research and
development strategic plan to guide
future Federal transportation research
and development activities. The statute
states that the strategic plan shall
describe how the plan furthers the
primary purpose of the transportation
research and development program.
49 U.S.C. Chapter 65 outlines the
following primary purposes of
•Improving mobility of people and
•Improving the durability and
extending the life of transportation
•Preserving the existing
•Preserving the environment
DOT is in the process of updating its
strategic plan for FY 2022–2026 and
released a Draft Strategic Framework in
December 2021, which outlined the
following six draft DOT Strategic Goals:
•Economic strength and global
•Climate and sustainability
The Draft Strategic Framework can be
accessed at https://
In order to align its research strategy
and programs with the Department’s
goals, DOT is developing a new
Research, Development, and
Technology (RD&T) Strategic Plan for
OST–R invites the public to provide
comments to inform the development of
the 5-year strategic plan for
transportation RD&T. Comments should
regard appropriate RD&T activities to
meet the purposes and considerations
listed above and/or emerging RD&T
challenges, opportunities, and priorities
that DOT RD&T should address over the
next five years. In particular, comments
may respond to any or all of the
1. How should DOT prioritize and
invest in research activities over the
next five years? Over the next 30 years?
2. What types of research activities
should DOT undertake to meet its
3. What key social, demographic,
economic, technological, and/or other
trends influence transportation today
and into the future?
4. What emerging challenges or
opportunities or knowledge gaps in
transportation warrant additional
Federal RD&T activities or investments?
5. How can DOT best lead and
coordinate its RD&T activities with
Federal, State, local, tribal, private
sector, non-profit institutions, and
6. What activities should DOT adopt
to facilitate deployment of DOT research
results into the U.S. transportation
7. Is there anything else you want to
share or say regarding DOT’s research
portfolio and activities?
Issued on December 23, 2021.
Jordan Wainer Katz,
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