The Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) program is intended to support agencies and regions considering moving towards an active management approach. Through customized workshops, tools, guidance documents, resources, and peer exchanges, the program can assist with technical support to implement ATDM strategies.

The FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC) program is a state-based model that identifies and rapidly deploys proven, yet underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and integrate automation. New innovations are selected every two years, and states implement selected innovations with the support and assistance of the technical teams.

The purpose of the WZDI is to develop a recommended practice for managing work zone event data (WZED) and to create a consistent language, through the development of a data dictionary and supporting implementation documents, for communicating information on work zone activity across jurisdictional and organizational boundaries.

The HPMS is a national program that includes inventory information for all of the Nation's public roads as certified by the States’ Governors annually. All roads open to public travel are reported in HPMS regardless of ownership, including Federal, State, county, city, and privately owned roads such as toll facilities. Each State is required to annually furnish all data per the reporting requirements specified in this HPMS Field Manual.

In 2015, the USDOT awarded cooperative agreements to three pilot sites to implement a suite of connected vehicle applications and technologies. One of the key goals of the CV Pilot program is to produce and provide Open Data from the pilots to the public in a quick and useful manner. This will enable research into the effectiveness of emerging ITS technologies, preliminary development of third-party applications, and harmonization of data across similar collections.

Through the ICM initiative, the U.S. DOT is providing guidance to assist agencies in implementing ICM and creating supporting analysis tools, approaches, and technical. standards.

Launched  in December 2015, the USDOT Smart City Challenge asked mid-sized cities across America to develop ideas for an integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently. The Challenge generated an overwhelming response: 78 applicant cities shared the challenges they face and ideas for how to tackle them. The city of Columbus, Ohio was selected as winner of the challenge.

The Weather Data Environment (WxDE) is an FHWA research project that collects and shares transportation-related weather data with a particular focus on weather data related to connected vehicle applications. The WxDE collects data in real time from both fixed environmental sensor stations and mobile sources. The WxDE computes value-added enhancements to this data, such as by computing quality-check values for observed data and computing inferred weather parameters from vehicle data (e.g., inferring precipitation based on windshield wiper activation).