Research Pays Off by Subject Areas
Transportation organizations recognize the importance of research, and public agencies are no exception; however, research is one of many competing activities in an agency's budget. To properly assess the value of research, decisionmakers must understand the potential for longer-term rewards; therefore, there is a need to demonstrate, continually, the benefits of research.
Research Pays Off (RPO) articles appear in most issues of TRB's bimonthly magazine, TR News. RPO articles highlight research results that provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to important transportation-related problems. The range of these solutions is multimodal and broad.