Transportation Policy & Planning

Traffic on Ontario Highway 410

Synthesis of Asset Management Best Practices for Canada

ARA led a study to synthesize transportation asset management practices in Canada. more

Distressed highway pavement

Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool

In support of the FHWA Office of Asset Management, ARA was a member of the team that developed the PHT technology and software. more

  • Traffic on Ontario Highway 410
  • Distressed highway pavement

ARA is advancing the industry through our leadership in transportation policy and planning-related research and consulting services at the national, state, and local levels. Our staff regularly supports and interacts with:

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
  • Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP)
  • State departments of transportation (DOTs)
  • Local and county agencies
  • Tollways and turnpikes

ARA researchers are practitioners first, recognizing that innovation does not happen without in-depth understanding of application. Drawing on this philosophy, we provide innovative policy and planning services in the areas of automated and connected vehicles, transportation asset management, freight accommodations, MAP-21 compliance, highway performance management, public-private partnerships, snow and ice control contracting, maintenance management, and highway improvement cost modeling and revenue analysis.

Traffic on Ontario Highway 410

Synthesis of Asset Management Best Practices for Canada

ARA led a study to synthesize transportation asset management practices in Canada. more

Distressed highway pavement

Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool

In support of the FHWA Office of Asset Management, ARA was a member of the team that developed the PHT technology and software. more