TRB Launches Future Interstate Study

TRB is launching a new study on the future of the U.S. Interstate pursuant to Section 6021 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015. The act calls for TRB to conduct “a study on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the growing and shifting demands of the 21st century.”

To guide this study and author its report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has appointed a committee of 14 experts with balanced backgrounds and perspectives in transportation policy and planning in both urban and rural contexts, travel demand, construction and operations, traffic safety, modeling, environmental and community impact mitigation, economic development, supply chains and highway goods movement, funding, equity and access to economic opportunity, multi-modal transportation, and advanced vehicle technologies.

The committee will develop its report over the course of the 30 month project. During the first 20 months of the study, the committee will meet regularly to hear from key stakeholder groups.

Visit to find more about the study. News and information will be shared at this website as the study progresses.

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