Innovative Initiatives

Every two years, the FHWA works with State departments of transportation, local governments, tribes, private industry, and other stakeholders to identify a new set of innovative technologies and practices that merit widespread deployment through the Every Day Counts (EDC) program. Selected innovations share common goals: shortening project delivery, enhancing the safety and durability of roads and bridges, cutting traffic congestion, and improving environmental sustainability. At the start of 2021, the FHWA entered into its sixth round of the program, known as EDC-6.

NJ’s STIC has established four Core Innovation Area teams—Infrastructure Preservation, Mobility and Operations, Organizational Support and Improvement, and Safety—to advance the evaluation and implementation of innovative ideas, techniques and processes. Learn more about the innovative technologies and practices and the status of their deployment in New Jersey.