Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

RAC CCTF Transportation Knowledge Networks (TKN)​ Working Group

​​The Transportation Knowledge Networks (TKN) Working Group operates under the Coordination and Collaboration Task Force (CCTF).  It serves as a forum to develop the concept, understanding, and application of transportation knowledge networks for the transportation sector. The TKN Working Group advocates and supports the rapid and efficient exchange of information resources through development of strategies and the innovative use of technology.

As a dynamic collaborative alliance involving departmental, organizational, and nationwide entities, the TKN supplies end-users with connections to print and digital resources and human expertise. The network provides transportation policy makers and practitioners; researchers and educators; systems designers and operators; librarians; data managers; information owners and providers; and the public; with access to high quality information resources in a convenient, timely, and cost-effective manner. The TKN will help preserve knowledge and reduce duplication of effort within the transportation community by improving access to transportation information, and building and retaining knowledge.  Learn about the National Transportation Knowledge Network.

​For an up-to-date meeting schedule or meeting documents, please visit the Research Program and Project Management (RPPM) website. You must be a registered user in order to post content on the calendar.  You can view content without being a registered user.

Active and Ongoing Projects

1. Research Report Management

  • Report Distribution – Examine current requirements and practices for distributing state DOT research reports to ensure state DOTs are meeting requirements and support efficient sharing of information. 
  • State Planning & Research Project Report Technical Documentation Page – Provide guidance for completing the technical page form to improve completeness and findability.
  • Repositories – Examine current practices to capture and maintain research reports. The goal is to ensure reports are captured and accessible.
  • Format for Reports – Explore current uses of research reports and publication options. Are there needs or opportunities to update practices to meet user needs?

2. Open Research Data

  • Examine current capabilities and practices for managing open access to data associated with research projects.

3. Interactive Calendars

  •  Support the Knowledge Management calendar (encourage submissions to and promote usage).

4. Research Management Information Needs

  • Clarify the information that supports Research Management business needs.
  • Identify information that requires national networking and examine opportunities for improvement/automation.

5. Other

  • Work with AASHTO on issues concerning member digital publications.
  • Collaborate with other TKN or knowledge management groups on areas of common interest.