49 U.S. Code § 6503. Transportation research and development 5-year strategic plan
(a) In General.—
The Secretary shall develop a 5-year transportation research and development strategic plan to guide future Federal transportation research and development activities.
(b) Consistency.—The strategic plan developed under subsection (a) shall be consistent with—
(c) Contents.—The strategic plan developed under subsection (a) shall—
(1) describe how the plan furthers the primary purposes of the transportation research and development program, which shall include—
(2) for each of the purposes referred to in paragraph (1), list the primary proposed research and development activities that the Department of Transportation intends to pursue to accomplish that purpose, which may include—
(d) Considerations.—The Secretary shall ensure that the strategic plan developed under this section—
includes and integrates the research and development programs of all of the modal administrations of the Department of Transportation, including aviation, transit, rail, and maritime and joint programs;
takes into account research and development by other Federal, State, local, private sector, and nonprofit institutions;
(e) Interim Report.—Not later than 2 ½ years after the date of enactment of this chapter, the Secretary may publish on a public website an interim report that—
provides an assessment of the 5-year research and development strategic plan of the Department of Transportation described in this section; and
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The date of enactment of this chapter, referred to in subsec. (e), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 114–94, which was approved Dec. 4, 2015.