Special Committee on Research and Innovation


AASHTO Liaison
Keith Platte, P.E., Associate Program Director, Project Delivery
kplatte@aashto.org

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Below is a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations for transportation research programs and organization.​

AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials (Former name of AASHTO until 1973)
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program
Admin RAC Administration Task Force
AID Accelerated Innovation Deployment
AII AASHTO Innovation Initiative (AASHTO Technical Services Program [TSP], formerly Transportation Innovation Group [TIG])
APEL AASHTO Product Evaluation List (AASHTO TSP)
ARRC AASHTO Rail Resource Center (AASHTO TSP)
BTSCRP Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program
CCRL Cement and Concrete Reference Library
CCTF RAC Coordination and Collaboration Task Force
COR TRB Conduct of Research Committee
CTBSSP Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program
CTPP Census Transportation Planning Products (AASHTO TSP)
CUTC Council of University Transportation Centers
DAMS Development of AASHTO Materials Specifications (AASHTO TSP)
DPM Design Publications Management (AASHTO TSP)
EAR Exploratory Advanced Research Program
EDC Every Day Counts
EMTSP Equipment Management Technical Services Program (AASHTO TSP)
ETAP Environmental Technical Assistance Program (AASHTO TSP)
ETKN Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network
FAST Act Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
HMCRP Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program
HVR High Value Research
IDEA Ideas Deserving Exploratory Analysis
LIST TRB Library and information Science for Transportation Committee
LRFDSM Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification Maintenance (AASHTO TSP)
LTAP Local Technical Assistance Program
LTPP Long-Term Pavement Performance Program
MTAP Multi-State Technical Assistance Program (AASHTO TSP)
MTKN Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network
NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program
NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NOCoE National Operations Center of Excellence (AASHTO TSP)
NTKN National Transportation Knowledge Network
NTL National Transportation Library
NTPEP National Transportation Product Evaluation Program
OST-R Office of the Secretary of Transportation – Research
PM&Q RAC Program Management and Quality Task Force
PRP Practice Ready Papers
RAC Research Advisory Committee
R&I Special Committee on Research and Innovation (Formerly known as the Subcommittee on Research or “SCOR”)
RD&T Research, Development, and Technology
re:source AASHTO TSP (Formerly AASHTO Materials Reference Lab [AMRL])
RiP Research in Progress Database
RNS Research Needs Statements
RPPM Research Program and Project Management
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005)
SCOR Standing Committee on Research (Replaced by the Special Committee on Research and Innovation [R&I] in 2017)
SHRP2 Strategic Highway Research Program 2; SHRP2 (Research)SHRP2 (AASHTO Implementation) | SHRP2 (FHWA Implementation)
SICOP Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (AASHTO TSP)
SPR/SP&R State Planning and Research Program
STIC State Transportation Innovation Councils
T2/T² TRB Technology Transfer Committee
TC3 Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (AASHTO TSP)
TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program
TFHRC Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
TKN RAC Transportation Knowledge Networks Working Group
TPF Transportation Pooled Fund Program
TRAC/RIDES Transportation and Civil Engineering/Roadways into Developing Elementary Students (AASHTO TSP)
TRB Transportation Research Board
TRID Transport Research International Documentation
TRIS Transportation Research Information Services
TRT Transportation Research Thesaurus
TSP Technical Services Programs
TSP2 Transportation Saystem Preservation Technical Service Program (AASHTO TSP)
TTAP Tribal Technical Assistance Program
UTC University Transportation Centers
VOR RAC Value of Research Task Force
WWG RAC Website Working Group
WTKN Western Transportation Knowledge Network