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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)
June 9, 2010 - June 10, 2010
J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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: Stephen Godwin
Phone: 202-334-3261
Fax: 202.334.3510


Research and Technology Coordinating Committee:
Tentative Agenda
June 9-10, 2010
Woods Hole, MA

June 9, 2010
7:30 Breakfast at study center

8:30 Review bias and conflict

9:00 Self introductions/Review of Agenda

9:10 Proprietary products – outcomes from March meeting Godwin

9:30 FHWA Update on Innovation Delivery Trentacoste
• Proprietary Products
• Every Day Counts Initiative

10:00 Break


10:20 Importance of having a highway research program Trentacoste/
with clear direction in terms of national priorities Skinner
and improved coordination

10:40 Overview and Status: USDOT R&D Strategic Plan Trentacoste

11:10 TRB Policy Study on International Models for Multimodal Godwin
Research Strategic Planning and Implementation

11:20 Potential Roles for FHWA in a Nationally Trentacoste/
Coordinated Program of Highway Research Moulden
• Definitions of terms – nationally coordinated program, frameworks, agenda, national R&T strategies, collaboration, coordination
• Desirability of a blend of “Top down” and “Bottoms up” processes for a nationally coordinated program.

Noon Lunch at study center

1:00 Continued discussion
• Outline of vision, objectives, strategy/approach, R&T strategies, performance metrics, methods of collaboration
• Options for stakeholder involvement in the development of national priorities (the “top down” portion of the process)

2:30 Break

2:50 Continued discussion
• Options to improve coordination in the “bottoms up” portion of the process.
• Methods to evaluate performance of national R&T strategies.

4:00 Closed Session for Committee Deliberations

5:00 Adjourn

5:30 Reception

6:00 Dinner at Study Center

June 9, 2010
7:30 Breakfast at study center

8:30 FHWA Update: Exploratory Advanced Research Program

9:30 Recap of Nationally Coordinated Research Program Discussion

11:00 Closed Session for Committee Deliberations

Open Session
Noon Lunch at study Center

1:00 Closed Session for Committee Deliberations

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
Kevin Keith
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael Meyer
Michael Morris
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
Robert Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
Larry E. Tibbits

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee deliberated on the contents of a letter report to the sponsor.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 25, 2010