Special Committee on Research and Innovation


AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery
gpage@aashto.org

National RAC Meeting
Kansas City, Missouri
July 26-29, 2010

Meeting Agenda and Supporting Materials

Monday, July 26, 2010

8 -9 am RAC/CUTC Liaison Meeting (members only)

Benton

9 am-Noon Joint RAC/CUTC Meeting

Van Horn

Agenda

Noon-1 pm  Lunch On Your Own
  1-2:45 pm Task Force Meetings
Value of Research

Mara Campbell

Van Horn A
Agenda

Coordination & Collaboration

Sue Sillick/Nancy Chinlund Benton A
1. Agenda
2. Meeting Notes (May 2010)
3. SCOR Strategic Plan (March 2010)
4. RiP Project Status Categories and Definitions
5. RiP Survey Results
6. State Research Program Survey Results
7. National UTC Facilities

Administration & Education  
Steve Pepin/Skip PaulVan Horn B
2:45-3 pm Break
  3-4:45 pm Task Force Meetings
Program Management & Quality

David Jared/Michael Bonini
Van Horn A
Agenda

Funding

Daniel Yeh

Benton A
1. Agenda
2. Meeting Minutes (June 2010)
3. Status Updates
4. 2010-2011 Work Plan

Transportation Knowledge Networks

Leni Oman

Van Horn B
Agenda
What Is a TKN?

 5-6:30 pm Welcome Reception/Exhibit Opening

Pershing Exhibition Hall

 6:30-8:30 pm RAC 101 Workshop

Benton

Moderator: Skip Paul

Speakers: Moy Biswas, Gary Frederick, Chris Hedges, Barnie Jones, Amy Schutzbach
RAC 101: Introduction to RAC
RAC 101: State Reps Responsibilities
RAC 101: TRB and NCHRP

RAC 101: RAC Activities and Resources
RAC 101: Peer Exchanges

Day Two: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

 7-7:50 am Regional Breakfast Meetings

Open Session 7-7:30 am

Closed Executive Session 7:30-7:50 am

Region 1

Benton A
Region 1 Report

Region 2

Benton B
Agenda

Region 3

Van Horn A
Agenda

Region 4

Van Horn B
Agenda

Others

Van Horn C

 8-8:30 am Opening Session

Empire Room

Welcome from the Standing Committee on Research and the Research Advisory Committee

Sandra Larson, RAC Chair

Welcome from Missouri

Kevin Keith, Interim Director, Missouri DOT

Welcome from Meeting Planning Committee

Mara Campbell, Missouri DOT

 

 8:30-10 am Plenary Session – National Updates

Empire Room

Moderator: Sandra Larson

Report from Transportation Research Board

Robert Skinner, Executive Director

Report from Cooperative Research Programs

Christopher Jenks, Director

Report from TRB State Representatives

Mark Norman, TRB

TRB State Representatives National Updates

Report from AASHTO Standing Committee on Research

Sandra Larson, RAC Chair

10-10:30 am Break – Pershing Exhibition Hall (Exhibits open until 3:45 pm)
 10:30-Noon Plenary Session – National Updates (cont’d.)

Empire Room

Moderator: Rick Collins

Report from Federal Highway Administration

Michael Trentacoste, Associate Administrator

FHWA Briefing

Report from Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Rob Bertini, Deputy Administrator

RITA One-page Summary
Report from RITA

Report from Council of University Transportation Centers

Bob Plymale, Rahall Transportation Institute

Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC)

Report from Strategic Highway Research Program 2

Ann Brach, Deputy Director

SHRP 2 Status Update

 Noon-1:30 pm Lunch and Keynote Address

Pershing Exhibition Hall

Steve Crescenzo, Crescenzo Communications

Steve Crescenzo has helped thousands of communicators improve both their print and electronic communication efforts. Crescenzo is one of the nation’s leading experts in employee communications and conducts numerous seminars and workshops, writes regular columns and communicates through blogs and podcasts.

 1:30-3 pm Plenary Session – Deploying Research in the States

Part 1 – Technology Transfer – Federal to State

Empire Room

Moderator: Tommy Nantung

Technology Transfer from FHWA to State DOTs

Implementation of Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide

Chris Wagner, FHWA

RAC Implementation of MEPDG

Technology Transfer from TRB/NCHRP to State DOTs

Implementation of Selected TRB/NCHRP Projects in Utah DOT

Michael Fazio, Utah DOT

TRB Annual Meeting Performance Measures

Technology Transfer from FHWA Pooled Fund Study to State DOTs

Implementation of Winter Maintenance Pooled Fund Study

David Huft, South Dakota DOT

Implementation of the MDSS Pooled Fund Study

3-3:30 pm Break – Pershing Exhibition Hall
 3:30-5 pm Plenary Session – Deploying Research in the States

Part 2 – Successful Methods to Implement Results

Empire Room

Moderator: Linda Taylor

Region 1 : Building on Success:  The PennDOT Research & Innovation Implementation Program

Michael Bonini, Pennsylvania DOT

Research and Innovation Implementation

Region 2: Research Implementation In Region 2

Dr. Moy Biswas, North Carolina DOT

Deploying Research in the Region 2 States

Region 3: Iowa’s Research, Technology & Implementation Program

Sandra Larson, Iowa DOT

Iowa’s Research, Technology and Implementation Program

Region 4: Regional Research Implementation Pilot Program Update

Rick Collins, Texas DOT

Research Implementation and Best Practices

 5-5:10 pm Daily Announcements

Mara Campbell, Missouri DOT

 6-9 pm Evening Event – Barbecue and Jazz

Kansas City Union Station

Day 3: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

 7-8:20 am Regional Breakfast Meetings

Open Session 7-7:30 am

Closed Executive Session 7:30-8:20 am

  Region 1

Benton A

Region 2

Benton B
Agenda

Region 3

Van Horn A
Agenda

Region 4

Van Horn B
Agenda

Others

Van Horn C

 8:30-10 am Concurrent Sessions
  C1-Breaking Out of the Silos

Empire A&B

Moderator: David Kuehn

External forces are increasing the coordination and collaboration of research activities with new and unexpected partners.  This session highlights different examples of cooperation and collaboration, the environment that leads to new partnerships, and the results.

Collaboration Between New York DOT (NYSDOT) and the New York State Energy & Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Gary Frederick, New York State DOT

NYSDOT and NYSERDA

The Kansas City Cross-Town Improvement Project (C-TIP)

Randy Butler, FHWA

C-TIP Presentation

Recycled Materials Resource Center

Craig Benson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Collaboration: The Key to Making Research Transformative

The Transportation Engineering & Road Research Alliance (TERRA)

André D. Clover, Michigan DOT

TERRA

Benefits of MnROAD Research

New Products and Technologies

  C2-Promising Research Roundtable

Empire C

Moderators: Amy Schutzbach/Jennifer Gallagher

Got Research?  Join us for a series of interactive, fast-hitting presentations of the most promising research conducted nationally.

Schedule for High Value Research Presentations

Highlights of High Value Research across the Country

Maryland SHA: Promising Research Roundtable

North Carolina DOT: Habitat Fragmentation US 64 Improvements

Pennsylvania DOT: Repair Methods for Prestressed Girder Bridges

Alabama DOT: Research Performed for Alabama DOT

New Jersey DOT: Flexible Overlays for Rigid Pavements

Texas DOT: Development of Infrared and Radar Technologies for Identifying Mixture Segregation

Texas DOT: Development of an Advance Overlay Design System

Utah DOT: Practical Design

Indiana DOT: High Value Research

Oklahoma: Quantifying Costs and Benefits of Pavement Retexturing

South Carolina: High Value Research

Illinois DOT: Speed Photo-Radar Enforcement

Individual speakers will be announced at the session.

  C3-Research & Web 2.0

Empire A&B

Moderator: Jason Bittner

This session will provide an introduction to implementing Web 2.0 technologies in transportation agencies with particular attention to applications for transportation research and administration.  Speakers will address barriers for state programs and offer observations on how to overcome these barriers.  Panelists will familiarize participants with key Web 2.0 applications and discuss their utility in the transportation context.  The session will be an interactive experience, with exchange of successes and failures in this subject area.  This session is co-sponsored by the TRB Committee on Conduct of Research.

Online Tools for Transportation Research: Collaboration in the Cloud

Steve Wagner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Collaboration in the Cloud

KDOT’s Take on Practical Government 2.0: Internal and External Online Communities

Julie Lorenz, Kansas DOT

TRB Practical Applications of Social Networking Technologies

Working with the Network: How to Use the Hive to Help Transportation Research

Kendra Levine, Institute of Transportation Studies Library, UC-Berkeley

Open Transportation Research

  C4-Measuring Performance of Projects, Programs & People

Empire C

Moderator: Daniel Yeh

This session will share some best practices and tools of the trade for public transportation agencies to improve the quality of research projects and programs.  The best practices will focus on all aspects of research projects, including evaluation of the researcher, evaluation of the DOT staff and creation and evaluation of technical oversight panels.

Session C4: Introduction

Getting Off on the Right Foot and Staying There:  Methods to Ensure the Right People are Involved for Successful Research

Sue Sillick, Montana DOT

Getting Off on the Right Foot and Staying There

Evaluation and Performance Review at the Illinois Center for Transportation

Patty Broers, Illinois DOT

Illinois DOT

Project Monitors and Principal Investigators:  Assessing Each Other’s Performance

Rod Montney, Kansas DOT

Project Monitor Assessment

PI Rating Form

 Noon-1:15 pm Lunch and Report from AASHTO

Pershing Exhibition Hall

John Horsley, AASHTO Executive Director

 1:30 -2 pm Plenary Session

Empire Room

Jerry DiMaggio, Implementation Coordinator, SHRP 2

The mission of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) is “accelerating solutions for highway safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity.”  This session will focus on recent SHRP 2 products and implementation activities.

SHRP 2 Implementation Outcomes and Products

 2-3:15 pm TRB State Representative Business Meeting

Part 1 – Administrative Topics

Empire Room

Moderator: Fred Hejl, TRB

Last Call for Long Term Visioning Trends and Issues

Thomas Palmerlee, TRB

State DOTs and the TRB Annual Meeting

Mark Norman, TRB

TRB State Reps Business Meeting

Keeping Your CEO informed about TRB

Leni Oman, Washington State DOT/Mark Norman, TRB

Messaging Up

Enhancing the Value of TRB State Partnership Visits

Skip Paul, Louisiana DOTD

Enhancing the Value of TRB State Partnership Visits

Budgets: Current Status and Outlook for TRB and our State DOT Sponsors

Mark Norman, TRB

Getting TRB Publications to the Right People in Your DOT

Mark Norman, TRB

Earning Continuing Education Credits for TRB Activities

Mark Norman, TRB

3:15-3:45 pm Break – Pershing Exhibition Hall (Exhibits close at 3:45 pm)
3:45-5:15 pm TRB State Representative Business Meeting

Part 2 – Long-term Visioning on Trends and Issues Facing State DOTs and TRB

Empire Room

Facilitators –Thomas Palmerlee/Mark Norman, TRB

Future Trends and Issues

Wednesday Afternoon Presentations (Combined)

Come together for a group discussion to help identify the long-term trends and potential issues that may affect or be affected by transportation and what these might mean for the future of state DOTs, TRB and other transportation organizations. This will be part of a dialogue being undertaken by TRB to lay the foundation for eventual updates to the TRB “Critical Issues in Transportation,” and the TRB Strategic Plan.

5-5:10 pm Daily Announcements

Mara Campbell, Missouri DOT

6:30-9 pm Regional Dinners (not included in registration fee)

Day Four: Thursday, July 29, 2010

7-7:50 am Networking Breakfast

Pershing Exhibition Hall

8-9:45 am RAC Task Force Reports

Pershing Exhibition Hall

Moderator: Rick Collins

Administration & Education

Skip Paul, Louisiana DOT /Steve Pepin, Massachusetts EOT

Coordination & Collaboration

Nancy Chinlund, CalTRANS/Sue Sillick, Montana DOT

Funding

Daniel Yeh, Wisconsin DOT

Program Management & Quality

David Jared, Georgia DOT/Michael Bonini, Pennsylvania DOT

Program Management & Quality Report

Transportation Knowledge Networks

Leni Oman, Washington State DOT

Value of Research

Mara Campbell, Missouri DOT

9:45-10:15 am Break

Pershing Exhibition Hall

10:15-11:30 am RAC Regional Reports

Pershing Exhibition Hall

Moderator: Sandra Larson

Region 1

Dale Peabody, Maine DOT

Region 2

Jeff Brown, Alabama DOT

Region 3

Mara Campbell, Missouri DOT

Region 4

Clint Adler, Alaska DOT
Region 4 Report to National RAC

11:30 -11:45 am Lunch

Pershing Exhibition Hall (box lunch service)

11:45 am-1 pm Roundtable/Town Hall Discussion

Pershing Exhibition Hall

Moderators: Mara Campbell/Daniel Yeh

“Everything’s Up to Date in Kansas City,” or is it?  Join in a free-flowing discussion with all conference participants to review what was learned this year in Kansas City and talk about what still needs to be addressed in the research community in the year ahead.

1:30-3 pm RAC Officers’ Closeout Meeting (Closed Executive Session)

Pershing Exhibition Hall