Highway R&D and Technology Deployment

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

The RWD is a nondestructive testing device that assesses pavement structural conditions while operating at normal highway speeds and without... more

Heavily trafficked highway

Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)

In response to the industry’s need for a more robust pavement design and analysis methodology, ARA developed the MEPDG under NCHRP Project 1-37A. more

ARA's Bill Vavrik presenting at an FHWA technology transfer workshop

FHWA Innovation Deployment

Since 2006, ARA has been the FHWA’s leading support contractor for deploying technology and innovation to the highway community. more

Data-Driven Safety Analysis Campaign

Data-Driven Safety Analysis Campaign

We were asked by the Federal Highway Administration to create a marketing plan and materials for a campaign promoting Data-Driven Safety Analysis (... more

Turner-Fairbank Promotional Video

FHWA Turner-Fairbank Research Facility Promo Video

We created this award-winning video to promote the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. more

FHWA Innovator Newsletter

FHWA Innovator Newsletter

We design, edit, and publish this bi-monthly digital newsletter for the Federal Highway Administration's Center for Accelerating Innovation. It... more

  • Rolling Wheel Deflectometer
  • Heavily trafficked highway
  • ARA's Bill Vavrik presenting at an FHWA technology transfer workshop
  • Data-Driven Safety Analysis Campaign
  • Turner-Fairbank Promotional Video
  • FHWA Innovator Newsletter

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, ARA understands today’s highway transportation engineering challenges and is able to provide innovative, cost-effective, and practical solutions that improve infrastructure technologies, as well as methodologies and processes needed to complete the innovation cycle.


Our world-class research and industry-leading technology deployment efforts cover all facets of infrastructure projects, including pavements/materials, geotechnical, structures, asset management, maintenance, safety, and traffic monitoring. We help our public- and private-sector clients increase safety and efficiency, protect the environment, reduce project delays, and extend the life of transportation assets. These services are enhanced through a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach that combines technical expertise with education and marketing to deliver communications and training solutions that exceed expectations and save costs. 

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

The RWD is a nondestructive testing device that assesses pavement structural conditions while operating at normal highway speeds and without... more

Heavily trafficked highway

Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)

In response to the industry’s need for a more robust pavement design and analysis methodology, ARA developed the MEPDG under NCHRP Project 1-37A. more

ARA's Bill Vavrik presenting at an FHWA technology transfer workshop

FHWA Innovation Deployment

Since 2006, ARA has been the FHWA’s leading support contractor for deploying technology and innovation to the highway community. more

Data-Driven Safety Analysis Campaign

Data-Driven Safety Analysis Campaign

We were asked by the Federal Highway Administration to create a marketing plan and materials for a campaign promoting Data-Driven Safety Analysis (... more

Turner-Fairbank Promotional Video

FHWA Turner-Fairbank Research Facility Promo Video

We created this award-winning video to promote the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. more

FHWA Innovator Newsletter

FHWA Innovator Newsletter

We design, edit, and publish this bi-monthly digital newsletter for the Federal Highway Administration's Center for Accelerating Innovation. It... more