U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Central European Technology Exchange (CETE)
FHWA created the forerunner of the Central European Technology Exchange (CETE) in 2001 in the cooperative agreement "Highway Transportation Technology Exchange and Establishment of a Technology Transfer Network in Central Europe" between CDV Transport Research Centre, the Czech Republic and the United States of America, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
FHWA operates programs with four Central European countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic. The US members include FHWA Office of International Programs, FHWA Rhode Island Division Office, FHWA Resource Center Safety Office, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Transportation Resource Council; Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Rhode Island Local Technical Assistance Program, University of Rhode Island Transportation Center, and the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). The CETE provides opportunities for sharing transportation information and technology among the U.S. and their counterparts in Central Europe.
The CETE program works to enhance and to improve their access to road technology, including institutional and program building activities, which can facilitate conditions for sustainable development, foreign direct investment, and enhance the flow of American goods for international trade.
In September of 2010, representatives of the FHWA Office of International Programs, Virginia Department of Transportation, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Rhode Island Local Technical Assistance Program, and University of Rhode Island Transportation Center traveled to Prague, Czech Republic to meet with their CETE partners in order to finalize the CETE Strategic Plan as well as the group’s work plan for the next several years.