Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

Materials for the National RAC and TRB Representatives Meeting
Burlington, Vermont
July 23-26, 2012


Monday, July 23

8:00-10:00 a.m. RAC/CUTC Session

Issues Related to the Preparation and Delivery of Research Reports – Shashi Nambisan, Leni Oman, Steve Pepin, Martin Pietrucha

CUTC-RAC White Paper

A Survey of Practices Related to Research Problem Identification, Scoping, and Programming – Martin Pietrucha

10:15-11:45 a.m. Research Coordination and Collaboration Task Force Meeting


CRC Resources Quick Guide

Research Need to Results Diagram

10:15-11:45 a.m. Value of Research Task Force Meeting


AASHTO Journal Article: Sweet Sixteen High Value Research

1:00-2:30 p.m. Transportation Knowledge Networks Task Force Meeting


Research Websites Document

TKN TF PowerPoint Presentation – Leni Oman

1:00-2:30 p.m.  Program Management and Quality Task Force Meeting

A Survey of Practices Related to Research Problem Identification, Scoping, and Programming – Martin Pietrucha

3:00-4:30 p.m. RAC 101 Session

RAC 101 PowerPoint Presentation

Transportation Pooled Fund: Program Overview – Leslie Wright

Tuesday, July 24

10:15-11:45 a.m. Leading in Lean Times

Leading in Lean Times – Rich Tetreault

How Do We Leverage Research to Make the Best Use of Limited Resources? – Neil Pedersen

SHRP2: Innovation in Lean Times – Ann Brach

SHRP2 Solutions: Implementation Overview – Neil Pedersen, Jim McDonnell, Michael Trentacoste

SHRP2 Solutions: Funding Implementation – Neil Pedersen, Jim McDonnell, Michael Trentacoste

1:00-2:30 p.m. Adding More Good Ideas Than You Can Handle… Implementation of National Initiatives

Addressing the Challenges of Implementation of the Results of National Research Initiatives – Neil Pedersen

Nice to Do or NEED TO DO – Debra Elston

AASHTO RAC Presentation: UTC Program Basics – Martin Pietrucha

Wednesday, July 25

8:00-9:45 a.m. TRB State Representatives Business Meeting, Part I

Louisiana Legislative Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Resources – Harold L. Paul

Raising the Profile of Research: Making the Case to Elected and Appointed Officials – Katie Turnbull

10:15-11:45 a.m. TRB State Representatives Business Meeting, Part II

Back to Basics: Fostering and Nurturing Research Agendas Value for TRB State Reps – Barbara T. Harder

Back to Basics: Fostering and Nurturing Research a Research Agenda for TRB Standing Committees – Michael DeCarmine

Getting TRB Publications to State DOTs: A New Beta Test – Michael LaPlante

TRB Annual Meeting Summary – Mark Norman

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

You Can Get There from Here: Vermont, Highways, and the Unfolding Global Paradigm – Dr. Frank Bryan

1:00-3:00 p.m. The “State of Your State” Research Program

TIG Process for Implementation – Dale Peabody

Integrating the Pennsylvania STIC into the PennDOT Research Division – Michael Bonini

Bureau of Research and Development Round Robin Tour: Biennial Visits to Research Universities/Partners – Jeffrey Brown

Creating Dynamic Value: Program Marketing and Two-Tiered Solicitation and Selection – Darryll Dockstader

Research Topic Solicitation Meeting – Michael Sanders

Managing a Research Program from Various Funding Sources – Sandra Larson

Staying on Track with Your Contract Research Program – Amy Schutzbach

Go Ahead-Jump in the Pool! How Wisconsin is Staying in the Lead-State Role for Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) Projects – Daniel Yeh

Research Investments: People, Time, and Money – Leni Oman

DOT-Sponsored Scans to Survey Advanced Technology – Cameron Kergaye

Thursday, July 26

8:00-9:30 a.m. Promoting Research Results


The Safety Edge: Reducing the Severity of Shoulder Drop-off in West Virginia – Donald Williams

Implementation of SHRP2 L12: Improving Traffic Incident Scene Management in Indiana – Tommy Nantung

SHRP2: First Demo Project, Keg Creek, Iowa – Sandra Larson

8:00-9:30 a.m. Research Program Management Tools

Transportation Pooled Fund Website: User Perspective – Linda Taylor

NCHRP 20-93: Development of a Guide for Transportation Technology Transfer – Mark Hood

Enhanced Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) Website – Nanda Srinivasan

Update on NCHRP 20-63B, Research Performance Measures (rpmweb.org) – Steve Ziegler

Research Program Management Tools – Sue Sillick

Guidance for Posting Unfunded Research Needs to the Google Meta Search – Sue Sillick

Google Meta Search Link

Research Funding Guide – Sue Sillick

10:00-10:30 a.m. Task Force Reports

Program Management and Quality Task Force

Administration Task Force

Coordination and Collaboration Task Force

Transportation Knowledge Networks Task Force

Value of Research Task Force

10:30-10:45 a.m. Regional Meeting Reports

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

10:45-11:30 a.m. SHRP2

State Participation in SHRP2 – Jim McDonnell

11:30-11:45 a.m. Louisiana – July 2013

Visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Video)