Chapter 7 - Technology Transfer
Everyone in this country is dependent upon our transportation system to some degree, and everyone benefits when the system is improved. Generally, research products are implemented first by the sponsoring agencies. As the products are distributed throughout the transportation community, other transportation agencies, consultants, contractors, industry, local governments, etc. adopt them for use. Ultimately, benefits from research products reach the taxpayer in the form of a more cost effective infrastructure, improved safety, better service, improved ride quality, and many other improvements.