49 U.S. Code § 6311. Research and development grants
The Secretary may make grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with, public and nonprofit private entities (including State transportation departments, metropolitan planning organizations, and institutions of higher education) for—
research and development of new methods of data collection, standardization, management, integration, dissemination, interpretation, and analysis;
demonstration programs by States, local governments, and metropolitan planning organizations to coordinate data collection, reporting, management, storage, and archiving to simplify data comparisons across jurisdictions;
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 So in original. Probably should be “section 6309”.