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Project Title: Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (Federal Highway Administration)

PIN: SASP-P-07-92-A         

Major Unit:
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:

Menzies, Thomas

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (Federal Highway Administration)
March 9, 2009 - March 10, 2009
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Nikisha Turman
Phone: 202/334-2373
Fax: 202/334-3510


9:15 Introductions (RTCC members, FHWA staff, guests, TRB staff)

9:20 FHWA Update Mike Trentacoste

9:40 Introduction-- Dean Carlson

9:45 Nationally-Coordinated Highway Research
General Background:
Committee recommendation in SR 295
Criteria for success-- TRB

10:15 Break
10:20 Possible models-- TRB
FHWA perspective-- FHWA
Stakeholder perspective *Susan Martinovitch
*Sandra Larson Brian Dolan *Randy Machemehl
*by teleconference
11:20 General Discussion: Key questions:
How set priorities within areas? How set priorities across areas? How to meld “bottoms-up” input from stakeholders with “top-down” strategic direction from policy-makers, Congress, state legislatures? What are efficient means of gathering input/engaging stakeholders? How to best engage different stakeholder groups?

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Continue discussion

2:45 Session wrap up: identify key issues that RTCC will continue to work on

3:00 Break

3:20 Effective Delivery of Innovation
Previous RTCC Recommendations-- TRB staff
on Tech Transfer & issues for consideration
SHRP 2 Implementation Report-- Ann Brach
4:00 FHWA remarks FHWA
4:20 Discussion

6:00 Working dinner

March 10, 2009
8:00 Working breakfast

8:30 Continue discussion of Effective Delivery of Innovation
(identify key issues that have to be addressed: role of resource centers/field offices, stakeholder buy-in to implementation plan, proprietary products, training, incentives to reduce risks, …)

10:00 Break

10:20 Session wrap-up: Key issues for committee to work on

11:00 Committee discussion of next steps – plans for June meeting.
Visit to TFHRC in late 2009, or 2010

Noon Lunch
2:00 Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
E. Dean Carlson
Frances T. Banerjee
Arthur M. Dinitz
Wayne K. Kittelson
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
Leonard Sanderson
Kumares C. Sinha
Leslie Sterman
Joseph M. Sussman
Albert H. Teich
Larry E. Tibbits

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed committee composition and balance.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 24, 2009