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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:
Studies and Special Programs Division

Menzies, Thomas

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (Federal Highway Administration)
June 8, 2011 - June 9, 2011
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: Claudia Sauls
Phone: 202/334-2373
Fax: 202/334-3510


Tentative RTCC June 2011 Agenda

June 8, 2011

9:00 FHWA Updates Michael Trentacoste
9:15 Overview Presentations
Key documents and requirements -- FHWA
what they are and how they relate to
FHWA’s RD&T mission.
Where FHWA is in its RD&T process FHWA

10:00 Break

10:20 USDOT R&D Strategic Plan FHWA

10:45 Reauthorization Research Proposals FHWA

11:45 Lunch Break

12:45 R&T EVALUATION Rosalie Ruegg
• Research evaluation in federal government
• Performance management evaluation for mission agency RD&T
• Guided discussion on research evaluation framework using Logic Model

2:45 Break

3:00 Diffusion model and evaluation of research results John Reed

4:00 Case Examples of Applied R&D Program Evaluation Cheryl Oros
And Lessons Learned: Presentation and Discussion

5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, June 9, 2011

7:30 Breakfast at NAS Study Center

8:30 Recap of Previous Day Discussion – Next Steps for FHWA? Mike Meyer

9:30 Proprietary Products -- Update on initiatives FHWA

9:45 Market Ready – how to decide what research initiatives to move into field tests in preparation for possible application in EDC and other deployment efforts?
• What are we doing with SHRP 2 in this regard? Neil Hawks
• Lessons from Industry Fred Quan (formerly with Corning)
• Lessons from FHWA programs Byron Lord

11:30 R&T Agenda setting and program plans – update on status and discussion of role for RTCC in future

11:45 Example of innovations coming together in major ITS deployments – plan for future case study for RTCC review and discussion


1:00 Closed Session

2:00 Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Michael Meyer
Frances Banerjee
Kumares Sinha
Daniel Murray
Larry Tibbits
Arthur Dinitz
Michael Morris
Robert Sack

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Committee members discussed potential sources of bias and conflict of interest.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 17, 2011