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

TSA Passenger Checkpoint

Improving TSA Screening Performance via Cognitive Systems Engineering

ARA studied airline passenger screening human factors, organizational design, job design, and training to improve Security Officer performance. The... more

Webinar Wednesdays

Webinars

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is excited to announce a series of complimentary interactive webinars. ARA transportation and... more

Utility cuts management

Utility Cut Management Services

ARA’s methodology can be used to assist cities in implementing an effective utility cut management program, training staff, and helping eliminate... more

  • Traffic on Ontario Highway 410
  • Distressed highway pavement
  • TSA Passenger Checkpoint
  • Webinar Wednesdays
  • Utility cuts management

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

TSA Passenger Checkpoint

Improving TSA Screening Performance via Cognitive Systems Engineering

ARA studied airline passenger screening human factors, organizational design, job design, and training to improve Security Officer performance. The... more

Webinar Wednesdays

Webinars

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is excited to announce a series of complimentary interactive webinars. ARA transportation and... more

Utility cuts management

Utility Cut Management Services

ARA’s methodology can be used to assist cities in implementing an effective utility cut management program, training staff, and helping eliminate... more