Advanced Research at DOT
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS), in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is seeking bold ideas and people to tackle persistent and emerging transportation and infrastructure issues across the United States.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 authorized the creation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Infrastructure (ARPA-I). ARPA-I presents a generational opportunity for DOT to think big and take on monumental challenges across transportation and infrastructure–including in the domains of safety, digital infrastructure, resilient and climate-prepared infrastructure, and many more–that are ripe for breakthrough innovation.
FAS is assisting DOT in developing breakthrough ideas and identifying experts willing to “think big” and creatively about solutions to transportation moonshots.
ARPA-I is the newest addition to a long line of successful ARPAs that continue to deliver breakthrough innovations across the defense, intelligence, energy, and health sectors.
FAS is seeking to engage experts from across the transportation infrastructure community who are the right kind of big thinkers to get involved in developing solutions to transportation moonshots.
Do you have ideas that could inform an ambitious future advanced research portfolio at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)? We’re looking for your boldest infrastructure moonshots.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has identified several domains in the transportation and infrastructure space that retain a plethora of unsolved opportunities ripe for breakthrough innovation.
On December 8th, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation hosted a workshop, “Transportation, Mobility, and the Future of Infrastructure,” in collaboration with the Federation of American Scientists.
Background and Purpose On July 26, 2022, MIT Mobility Initiative, MIT Washington Office, and The Engine hosted a workshop with leaders from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and infrastructure stakeholders — industry veterans, startup founders, federal, state and local policymakers and regulators, academics and investors. The purpose of this convening was to engage a […]
The Advanced Research Projects Agency model can unleash the full potential of our R&D community to solve critical societal challenges.