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Project Information

Project Information


Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (Federal Highway Administration)


Project Scope:

This project will conduct a review of the highway research, development, and deployment efforts of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The review will include the whole process of research agenda setting, stakeholder involvement, conduct of research, peer review, and deployment. The study committee will provide strategic, research-policy level advice on topical priorities, processes, and strategies to accelerate the adoption of innovation. The committee will monitor and review FHWA's research and technology activities and advise FHWA on (a) research agenda setting and coordination of highway research with states, universities, and other partners, (b) strategies to accelerate the deployment and adoption of innovation, and (c) potential areas where research is needed. The committee will hold at least two meetings annually and report via letter report annually, as requested by FHWA. The committee will periodically produce full-length consensus reports.

This project, initiated in 1991, is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Letter reports and other reports will be issued over the course of the committee's activities.

Note: For previous letter reports of this committee, please see http://www.trb.org/Publications/PubsPolicyStudiesLetterReports.aspx

Status: Current

PIN: SASP-P-07-92-A

Project Duration (months): 36 month(s)

RSO: Menzies, Thomas

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Transportation Research Board

Topic(s):

Transportation and Infrastructure


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/06/2015

Mr. Timothy A. Henkel - (Chair)
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Timothy A. Henkel is the MnDOT Assistant Commissioner for the Modal Planning and Program Management Division at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). In his current position, he manages the Offices of Asset Management, Passenger Rail, Transportation System Management, Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations, Transit, Aeronautics, Transportation Data and Analysis, and Research. Mr. Henkel's 32+ year transportation career includes working with local government, the private sector and numerous MnDOT responsibilities including executive leadership of multimodal planning, program management, and project development & delivery.
Mr. Kevin Chesnik
Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Kevin Chesnik is Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, and is retired from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Mr. Chesnik served as Wisconsin’s member to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Highways (SCOH), Standing Committee on Research (SCOR) and chair of SCOH’s Technology Implementation Group (TIG). As Chief Engineer for the Wisconsin DOT, Mr. Chesnik had broad responsibilities for leading the department. In previous roles within the department, he gained experience in rural and urban highway design and maintenance, including developing plans, specifications and engineering documents, environmental documents, hydraulic reports, real estate plats and descriptions, utility plans, and survey maps. He also has been a technical supervisor for design, maintenance, survey, and utility engineering units. Over 90 percent of Wisconsin DOT’s research needs flow through the Chief Engineer. As such, Mr. Chesnik has directed the development, priorities, and funding needs for the DOT’s transportation research program, working with industry, universities, and FHWA staff. Mr. Chesnik has a B.S. degree in civil engineering and a B.S. degree in construction management from the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Karen K. Dixon
Texas A&M University Transportation Institute

Karen Dixon is a Research Engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Previously, she was an Associate and then Full Professor of Civil Engineering at Oregon State University. She received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.C.E. degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. Her fields of specialization are transportation engineering (design, operations, and safety) and site development. Prior to joining the faculty of Oregon State, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Dixon has also worked as a consulting engineer with a variety of civil engineering firms and is a registered professional engineer in the states of Arizona and Texas. She is active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She has won awards for “best paper” from TRB and other organizations and has won faculty awards at Oregon State University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Dixon is the author or co-author of over 80 technical papers or research reports including a highway design textbook.
Dr. Patricia Gillette
Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Patricia Gillette is the Vice President of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association. She received a B.S. degree in political science, chemistry, and history from Northern Arizona University in 1988 and a Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Denver. Her areas of specialization are program management, research design and evaluation, public policy analysis, and transportation policy and planning. Dr. Gillette has previously worked for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Foundation Research Division, and the Western Highway Institute. She has published papers on operating practices in the I-70 Mountain Corridor, motor carrier safety and maintenance practices, in-vehicle monitoring of fatigue of motor carrier operators, and other subjects. Dr. Gillette is a member of the American Transportation Research Institute Research Advisory Committee and serves on the Colorado Operation Lifesaver Board and other civic organizations.
Professor Chris T. Hendrickson
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Chris T. Hendrickson (NAE) is the Hamerschlag University Professor, Director of the Traffic 21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Hendrickson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. His expertise is in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, system performance, construction project management, finance, and computer applications. Hendrickson has received numerous awards, among them the Fenves Systems Research Award from the Institute of Complex Engineering Systems (2002), AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellowships (2000-2002), a Lucent/NSF Industrial Ecology Fellowship (1998), the ASCE Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award (1994), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007), a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2007), and a member of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee. Hendrickson has published numerous research articles related to computer-aided engineering, transportation systems, construction project management and environmental systems. Central themes of this work are a systems wide perspective and a balance of engineering and management considerations. He pioneered models of dynamic traffic equilibrium, including time-of-day departure demand models. He was an early contributor to the development of probabilistic network analysis for lifeline planning after seismic events. With others at Carnegie Mellon's Engineering Design Research Center, he developed a pioneering, experimental building design system in the early 1990s that spanned initial concept through construction scheduling and animation. Since 1994, he has concentrated on green design, exploring the environmental life cycle consequences of alternative product and process designs. Hendrickson received bachelor and master of science degrees from Stanford University, a master of philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Leslie N. Jacobson
PB Americas, Inc.

Mr. Leslie “Les” Jacobson is a Vice President and Senior ITS Manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has over 37 years of experience in transportation engineering. He is involved with or manages tolling, managed lane, and ITS projects, particularly active traffic management, across the country. He is involved with transportation systems management and operations policy, planning, standards, development, deployment, software development, and operations activities. Les worked for the Washington State DOT for 22 years before joining Parsons Brinckerhoff in 1999. Les has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master's Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed professional engineer. He chairs the TRB Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations committee and is a member of the TRB Freeway Operations committee. He is also a member of ITE and is a member of the Execute Committee for the Transportation Systems Management and Operation Council.
Mr. Gregory C. Johnson
Maryland Department of Transportation

Mr. Gregory C. Johnson is the Administrator, State Highway Administration (SHA) for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Johnson served as second in command of the Michigan Department of Transportation for six years, where he implemented innovations in project development and delivery, including: alternate project delivery, accelerated bridge construction, wider use of carbon fiber to lengthen the life of bridges, and e-construction. In addition to his leadership in using innovation to deliver complex projects efficiently with cost savings, Johnson has focused on safety, excellent customer service, enhanced partnering, and active traffic management. As part of his focus on partnering, Johnson has been a staunch advocate for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) throughout his career, speaking about DBEs at local and national forums. He also established a youth mentoring development program to employ urban youth and expose them to transportation-related careers. Johnson serves on many national boards and committees, including: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials National Executive Board, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Standing Committees on Highways and Research, American Society of Civil Engineers, Ferris State University Construction Industry Advisory Board, and National Operations Center of Excellence Executive Board. Johnson has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a masters of public administration from Western Michigan University.
Dr. Christopher M. Puchalsky
Deleware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Dr. Christopher M. Puchalsky is the Director, Transportation Planning for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). He currently leads four separate offices responsible for transportation planning across modes and scales – Office of Corridor Planning, Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning, Office of Travel Monitoring, and Office of Modeling and analysis. Dr. Puchalsky began his progression at the DVRPC in 2007 as a Senior Transportation Engineer; Manager, Modeling and Analysis; Associate Director, Technical Services; and then Associate Director, Systems Planning. Prior to DVPRC he was an independent consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Mexico City, Mexico, and a Design Research Engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He has presented papers at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual meeting and participated as a friend of committees. Dr. Puchalsky has been an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo since 2012 and was a transportation planning methods lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Puchalsky holds Bachelor and Master of Science in mechanical engineering degrees from Temple University, and earned his Doctor of Philosophy in transportation systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Ms. Rosalie Ruegg
Technology Impact Assessment Consulting, Inc.

Ms. Rosalie Ruegg has more than 30 years of experience in economic impact assessment of advanced technologies. Prior to founding Technology Impact Assessment (TIA) Consulting, Inc., Ms. Ruegg was Director of the Advanced Technology Program's (APT) Economic Assessment Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, she developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation program, and led and served on boards responsible for selecting R&D projects for more than $1 billion of federal awards. She also formed and convened panels of industry executives, business specialists, and senior economists who provided advice to the government on the business and economic merit of industry proposals. Before joining ATP, Ms. Ruegg was a senior economist in NIST's Center for Applied Mathematics, where she led an award-winning, multi-sector economic impact study for Congress. Earlier, she was a financial economist for the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors. She has more than 60 publications, among them a case-study guide for science managers and an economics textbook. As a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, she received DOC's Gold Medal for excellence. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, she received degrees in economics from the Universities of North Carolina and Maryland, an M.B.A from The American University, and has extensive executive training from the Federal Executive Institute and Harvard University. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Wellington Award, for outstanding contributions in the field of engineering economics. Ms. Ruegg was also the Principal Author for the Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs for the Department of Energy.
Ms. Stephanie Wiggins
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Stephanie Wiggins is the Executive Officer—Congestion Reduction Demonstration Initiative of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a position she has held since 2008. She received a B.A. degree from Whittier College in 1992 and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California in 2007. She has previously worked for the San Bernardino Associated Governments as director of management services and the Riverside County Transportation Commission, where she held positions such as Regional Programs Director, Rail Department Manager, and Rail Program Manager. Ms. Wiggins is active in the Women’s Transportation Seminar (founding president of the Inland Empire Chapter and 2005 member of the year) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials.
Dr. James M. Winford, Jr.
Prairie

James M. (Jay) Winford, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., is President of Prairie Contractors, Inc., of Opelousas, Louisiana. He previously served as Vice-President of James Corporation/Prairie Contactors and as Materials Engineer for the Winford Corporation. Prairie Contractors specializes in the production and construction of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) pavements, operating three fixed-based HMA plants in south central and southwestern Louisiana along with two aggregate distribution facilities. The company also offers materials testing and consulting services. Dr. Winford earned an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Auburn University. He is active in the American Society of Testing and Materials, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, Transportation Research Board, Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association (past President), and the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
Mr. Theodore Zoli
HNTB Corporation

Mr. Theodore “Ted” Zoli is a structural engineer who is leading the design of elegant and enduring bridges around the world and making major technological advances to protect transportation infrastructure in the event of natural and man-made disasters. An expert in long-span, cable-supported bridges, he has played a key role in the creation of a number of bold contemporary structures, from the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston to the Lake Champlain bridge between NY and VT. Zoli’s work on the monumentally scaled Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge demonstrates his ability to respond to the contexts and challenges specific to each project. By dramatically reducing the weight and cost of the original design — involving a highly complex, horizontally curved surface — and devising solutions to address both wind- and pedestrian-induced vibrations, he ensured the success of the bridge’s striking “S” shape. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Zoli has focused, as well, on developing protective strategies to retrofit iconic bridges across the United States to maintain their structural integrity against the possibility of damage from explosion. In an era of aging infrastructure and catastrophic structural collapses, Zoli is safeguarding vulnerable links in the nation’s highway system and developing design principles for the construction of robust, new landmarks in the United States and across the globe. In September 2009, Zoli was made a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This prestigious award was granted for major technological advances to protect transportation infrastructure and for his innovative designs. In 2012, Zoli was selected as ENR’s Award of Excellence winner, considered the construction industry’s most prestigious honor. Theodore Zoli received a B.S. (1988) from Princeton University and an M.S. (1989) from the California Institute of Technology. Since 1990, he has been affiliated with the HNTB Corporation, where he currently serves as a senior vice president and national chief bridge engineer. He has served as a visiting lecturer in Princeton University’s Department of Civil Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

The committee membership information is updated to remove committee members Lawrence Orcutt, Daniel Murray, Frances Banerjee. Added new members and their biographical information as of 09/01/2012: Karen Dixon, Patricia Gillette, Harold Paul, Stephanie Wiggins

The committee membership information is updated to add the biographical statements of new members: Kevin Keith, Michael Morris, J. David Roessner, and Robert Sack.
Removed the following former committee members as of 07/07/11:
E. Dean Carlson,
R. Scott Rawlins,
Joseph Sussman
Kevin Keith

Added New Chair: Michael Meyer

9/30/11 - Arthur M. Dinitz and Larry E. Tibbits were removed.

9/30/11 - New committee members were appointed and added:
Kevin Chesnik
Timothy A. Henkel
Ronaldo T. "Nick" Nicholson
James M. (Jay) Winford

11/06/2015 - New committee members were appointed and added:
Dr. Chris T. Hendrickson
Mr. Leslie Jacobson
Mr. Gregory Johnson
Dr. Christopher Puchalsiy
Ms. Rosalie Ruegg
Mr. Theodore Zoli

11/06/2015 - Members removed were:
Michael Morris
J. David Roessner
Robert Sack
Wayne Kittleson
Ronaldo Nicholson
Kumares Sinha

Events



Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Michael Covington
Contact Email:  MCovington@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2265

Agenda
First Day: June 7, 2018
7:45 am Breakfast at Study Center

8:30 Welcome and Overview of Agenda Tim Henkel

8:40 FHWA Update Hari Kalla

8:50 TRB Update Neil Pedersen

9:00 Techniques, Processes & Procedures FHWA, Committee (Jonathan Porter, Craig Thor) for strategic research program

10:15 Break

10:30 FHWA’s rural research and priorities FHWA (Kalla)

11:15 CA/AV research: FHWA’s Research Program FHWA (Carl Andersen)

12:00 Lunch

1:15 FHWA R&T Performance Evaluation Program: FHWA, Committee
(John Moulden)
Process and means of implementing
lessons learned? (Hari Kalla, Shana Baker)

2:15 Leveraging partnerships FHWA, Committee
(Jack Jernigan, Shana Baker)

3:00 Break
3:15 Update on FHWA Freight Program FHWA (Crystal Jones)

4:00 Future Focus of Exploratory Advanced FHWA (David Kuehn)
Research Program?

4:30 Subject (s) for RTCC Letter Report FHWA, Committee
(Kalla)

6:00 Reception and Dinner at Jonsson Center

Second Day: June 8, 2018
7:45 Breakfast at Study Center

8:30 Update on Pooled Funded Studies and Innovation FHWA
(Tom Harman, Mary Huie) Initiatives

9:15 Emerging issues for next authorization? FHWA, Committee
(Kalla, Baker, Jernigan)

9:45 Plans/topics for December meeting FHWA, Committee
Joint Meeting with FTA’s TRAC (Kalla, Baker, Jernigan)

10:30 BREAK

10:45 Closed Session for Committee to Henkel Committee
Discuss Letter Report

12:30 Adjournment and Lunch at Study Center

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tim Henkel(Chair)
Chris Hendrickson
Carol Kuester
Chris Puchalsky
Karen Dixon
Kimberly Avery
Leslie Jacobson
Paul Degges
Peter Capon
Theodore Zoli
Rosalie Ruegg


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 11, 2018


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Micheal Covington
Contact Email:  mcovington@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2265

Agenda
Tuesday, December 12
Room 201, Keck Center, 500 5th St N.W., Washington, DC

OPEN SESSION
2:00 PM Welcome and Self-Introductions Henkel

2:05 Recap of recent RTCC activities and reports Henkel

2:30 USDOT Strategic Plan Overview Cain, OST

3:00 Overview of FHWA RT&D Structure and Funding Evans

3:30 FY 2018 Budget Re-Baselining Porter

4:00 BREAK

4:15 Update on TRB Future Interstate Study Starnes

4:30 Implementation at FHWA Harman/Huie

4:50 NCHRP Implementation Hedges/Sundstrom

5:15 Plans for June Meeting Committee/FHWA

5:45 Adjourn



Wednesday, December 13
FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

OPEN SESSION
9:00 AM Welcome Evans

9:05 New Priorities for FHWA Hendrickson

9:30 TFHRC TOUR Jernigan

12:15 LUNCH (catered by TRB)

1:15 R&T Performance Evaluation Update Moulden

2:00 Exploratory Advanced Research Update Kuehn

2:30 FHWA International Platforms Update Evans/Andersen/Kuehn

3:00 ADJOURNMENT

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Henkel
Avery
Capon
Degges
Henrickson
Dixon
Jacobson
Keuster
Zoli
Puchalsky
Ruegg

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

bias and conflict of interest

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 15, 2017


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2373

Agenda
June 14
7:30 - Breakfast at Study Center
8:30 - Welcome and Overview of Agenda
8:40 - FHWA Update and Response to Letter Report
9:10-10:20 - Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
10:20 - Break
10:40 - Proprietary Products
10:50 - State DOT Workforce Readiness for Innovation
11:30 - Contractors as Customers of FHWA Research
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Case Study Evaluations: Next Steps
2:00 - Communications/Outreach
3:00 - Break
3:20 - Budget Re-baselining
4:00 - International Collaborations
4:30 - Closed Session to Discuss Committee Composition
5:15 - Adjourn for Day
5:45 - Dinner

June 15
7:30 - Breakfast at Study Center
8:30 - USDOT Modal Research Plans—Freight
9:30 - TRB TS&W Research Roadmap for FHWA
10:00 - Break
10:20 - Moving Innovation Initiative
11:00 - New Research Initiative for Reauthorization
11:30 - Plans/topics for next meeting
11:45 - Members Completing Terms
Noon - Lunch at Study Center
1:00 - Closed Session for Committee Discussion, if required, otherwise, adjourned
2:30 - Adjourn, if closed session required
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Henkel
Dixon
Gillette
Hendrickson
Jacobson
Johnson
Paul
Puchalsky
Ruegg
Winford
and Zoli

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

committee report and membership

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 27, 2017


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Katherine Ingebretsen
Contact Email:  kingebretsen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2265

Agenda
Agenda:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

OPEN SESSION
8:30 Introductions and Welcome
9:15 FHWA and FAST Act Implementation
9:30 Deployment – FHWA Organization and Implementation
10:00 Discussion
10:30 BREAK
10:50 Proprietary Products Panel Discussion
12:30 LUNCH
1:30 Deployment and Evaluation of Deployment
3:00 BREAK
3:20 FHWA R&T Evaluation
4:00 Closed Session
5:00 ADJOURN

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

8:30 2017 Modal Research Plan
10:00 BREAK
10:20 Future R&T Challenges and Disruptive Innovation
11:30 LUNCH
12:30 Closed Session
2:00 ADJOURN
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Johnson
Tim Henkel
Harold Paul
Karen Dixon
Les Jacobson
Chris Hendrickson
Christopher Puchalsky
Theodore Zoli
Patti Gillette
Rosalie Ruegg


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members reviewed potential sources of bias and conflict of interest, and discussed recommendations in the form of a letter report

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 22, 2016


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2373

Agenda
Thursday, May 19, 2016

OPEN SESSION
8:30 Welcome and Overview
8:45 The FAST Act and the FHWA R&T Program
9:30 Agenda Setting and the Future of FHWA R&T
10:15 BREAK
11:00 Exploratory Advanced Research
NOON WORKING LUNCH
1:00 Deployment
3:00 BREAK
3:20 Communication
3:40 Impact Assessment
4:30 Futures Work
5:30 ADJOURN

Friday, May 20, 2016
8:30 Welcome and FHWA Update
9:00 Previous Day Discussions and Next Steps
10:30 BREAK
10:50 RTCC Meeting Format
11:00 RTCC Chair Transition
11:3 Future RTCC Meeting Topics/Locations
NOON WORKING LUNCH

1:00 CLOSED SESSION
3:00 ADJOURN
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

No Closed Session.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The entire meeting was conducted in Open Session.

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

No Closed Session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 25, 2016


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Amelia Mathis
Contact Email:  amathis@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3255

Agenda
RTCC Agenda Topics, December 1-2, 2015


December 1, 2015

8:30 CLOSED SESSION

8:45 BREAK

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:40 BACKGROUND: FHWA RD&T Program Overview and Reauthorization Discussion

11:00 PROGRESS REPORTS: State DOT Research, Deployment, and Results

12:00 Working Lunch

1:00 PROGRESS REPORTS: SHRP 2, International Efforts, Dissemination Efforts

2:45 BREAK

3:00 PROGRESS REPORTS: FHWA R&T Agenda, Performance Measures and Management

4:30 FHWA R&D on Resilience: Project Overviews

5:00 Adjourn for day



December 2, 2015

8:30 USDOT RD&T on Transformational Technologies

9:30 RD&T Coordination across USDOT

10:30 BREAK

10:50 Recap committee meeting discussion and plan next meeting

12:00 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael D. Meyer
Kevin Chesnik
Karen K. Dixon
Patricia Gillette
Chris Hendrickson
Timothy A. Henkel
Leslie Jacobson
Gregory Johnson
Harold Paul
Christopher M. Puchalsky
Rosalie Ruegg
James M. Winford Jr
Theodore Zoli


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:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 15, 2015


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  TDevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3363

Agenda
RTCC Agenda Topics, April 8-9, 2015


April 8, 2015

8:30 Welcome and introduction

8:35 Opening Remarks

8:45 FHWA update

9:15 Potential Future RD&T Areas.

11:00 General Discussion

1:00 FHWA RD&T Project Evaluation.

3:30 Communicating the Value of Research.

5:00 Adjourn for day



April 9, 2015

8:30 Status and future direction of FHWA international research collaborations.

9:00: Status of SHRP 2 implementation

10:20 FHWA GOE budget impact on RD&T

10:40 Recap committee meeting discussion.

CLOSED SESSION

2:30 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  TDevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3363

Agenda
Draft Agenda, RTCC Meeting October 6-7, 2014
Keck Center Room 105, Washington, DC
October 6, 2014

OPEN SESSION
9:00 Legislative update/Role of FHWA RD&T
Michael Trentacoste

10:00 Break

10:20 Communicating Value of FHWA RD&T
FHWA staff

NOON Working Lunch served in Meeting Room

1:00 Exemplar FHWA-funded research
FHWA staff

2:30 Break

2:45 Performance Measures
FHWA staff

4:00 Possible Future Topics for RTCC Advice to FHWA
FHWA staff

October 7, 2014
OPEN SESSION

7:30 Working breakfast available in meeting room

8:30 Update on Turner Fairbank Strategic Plan: Intermodal Transportation
FHWA staff

9:30 FHWA’s Essential Roles in RD&T
Michael Trentacoste

10:00 Break

10:20 Continue discussion

11:00 Adjournment of Open Session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Mike Meyer
Kevin Chesnik
Karen Dixon
Tim Henkel
Wayne Kittelson
Mike Morris
Skip Paul
David Roessner
Robert Sack
Kumares Sinha
Stephanie Wiggins
James Winford

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Materials provided by FHWA in open sessions
Content of committee's report

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 22, 2014


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  TDevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3363

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Meeting
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
January 28-29, 2014
Draft Agenda

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

9:30 AM Introductory remarks (Michael Trentacoste, FHWA)
9:45 AM Context discussion: SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21 discretion and flexibility levels,
along with the scope of FHWA’s R&T program and its major subdivisions (FHWA staff)
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Discussion of FHWA’s strategic initiatives, which began under SAFETEA-LU and
now inform the decision-making process for flexible funds (FHWA staff)
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Continued discussion of FHWA strategic initiatives, including the separation of
money into research and deployment (FHWA staff)
2:30 PM Discussion of methods to receive input for Every Day Counts initiatives and other
discretionary funding opportunities (with Hari Kalla, FHWA)
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Discussion of competitive UTC grant process (FHWA staff)
4:30 PM Committee discussion with FHWA
5:30 PM ADJOURNMENT

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

8:30 AM Status report on benchmarking progress and feedback on RTCC’s last report
(FHWA staff)
9:30AM Further Discussion with FHWA staff regarding letter report
10:15AM ADJOURNMENT
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean VA
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  tdevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202)334-3363

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Meeting
Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean VA and Keck Building, Washington D.C.
April 15-16, 2013


Agenda


Monday, April 15, 2013 – Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
8:00 Assemble at Keck Building for bus to TFHRC
9:00 Welcome and Self Introductions
9:30 Overview briefing - Michael Trentacoste, FHWA
10:00 Tour of Four Labs
Noon break for lunch at TFHRC
1:00 Framework for MAP-21 RD&T Program - Debra Elston, FHWA
2:30 Break
2:50 FHWA Agenda and National Coordination - Jack Jernigan, FHWA
4:30 Discussion
5:00 Break
6:00 Dinner at J.Gilbert’s, McLean, VA
8:00 Return to Keck Center

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – Keck Center
8:30 CLOSED SESSION
Bias and Conflict of Interest
9:00 OPEN SESSION
Evaluation Framework for FHWA RD&T - Elston/Jernigan
10:00 Break
10:20 Update on International Collaboration & Innovation Delivery - Elston
10:35 Ongoing RTCC Advice about Trentacoste Potential Research Areas and RD&T Evaluation
10:50 Discussion - Michael Meyer, Chair
11:30 Closed Session
NOON Lunch and Committee Deliberations
2:00 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

M. Meyer
K. Chesnik
K. Dixon
P. Gillette
T. Henkel
W. Kittelson
M. Morris
R. Nicholson
H. Paul
D. Roessner
R. Sack
K. Sinha
S. Wiggins (by phone)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

conflict and bias discussion
outline for the letter report

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 17, 2013


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Amelia Mathis
Contact Email:  amathis@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3255

Agenda
December 15, 2011 - Room 201

OPEN SESSION
9:30 FHWA Updates
10:00 Overview of FHWA RD&T priority setting, program management, and performance measurement
10:30 Break
10:50 Continue discussion
11:30 Program Management: FHWA Office of Infrastructure priority setting and performance management
NOON Discussion (including opportunities for FHWA to partner with universities, states, NCHRP)
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Exploratory Advanced Research
2:15 Discussion
3:15 Break
3:35 Priority Setting – FHWA presentation
4:00 Models for setting priorities for highway research
4:30 Discussion: RTCC role and next steps
5:00 Wrap up of day’s discussion and adjourn


December 16, 2011 - Room 201

8:30 Performance Measurement
• Background on performance measures for applied research programs (TRB staff)
• FHWA’s ideas about appropriate measures. Discussion of pros and cons.
10:00 Break
10:20 Program Management: FHWA Strategies for Deployment of Research
11:20 Recap of discussion about next steps for RTCC
Noon Lunch

CLOSED SESSION
1:00-2:00 Closed session for committee deliberations
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael Meyer
Frances Banerjee
Kevin Chesnik (via teleconference)
Timothy Henkel
Wayne Kittelson
Daniel Murray
Ronaldo Nicholson
Lawrence Orcutt (via teleconference)
David Roessner
Robert Sack
James Winford

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee deliberated on its report.

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 22, 2011


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-2373

Agenda
Tentative RTCC June 2011 Agenda

June 8, 2011

OPEN SESSION
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
FHWA RD&T, UTC, ITS, SP&R

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
Presentation/Discussion

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

LUNCH

1:00 Closed Session

2:00 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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:

none

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


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2373

Agenda
Revised Agenda
RTCC meeting
February 24-25, 2011


February 24
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 CLOSED SESSION

OPEN SESSION
9:00 a.m. Welcome, self introductions
Recap of October 4, 2010 Letter Report Meyer
9:15 FHWA’s Revised National R&T Agenda Plan Trentacoste -Moulden
9:30 Discussion – wrap up of dialogue with RTCC on Nationally Coordinated Program
10:00 Break


DEPLOYMENT OF RESEARCH
10:20 Overview of FHWA’s Questions for Committee FHWA
10:30 Background: SHRP 2 Implementation Report and Brach/Hawks
Status of SHRP 2 Deployment Efforts (including
nature of SHRP 2 products and audiences)
11:00 Discussion
11:15 Background: FHWA Implementation Plans FHWA - Sheriff
(including SHRP 2 once transitioned to FHWA, - Conway
ITS, and other areas)
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Background: Every Day Counts Initiative: FHWA - Trentacoste
Lessons Learned -Moulden
1:50 Discussion
2:10 Background: Overview of Technology Transfer Roessner
2:40 Discussion
3:00 BREAK
3:20 Previous research deployment Godwin
issues raised by RTCC & Discussion

3:40 General Discussion
5:00 Adjourn


February 25
7:30 Breakfast
8:15 Briefing on Status of FHWA Advanced Research FHWA - Kuehn
8:40 Discussion
9:00 Discussion
10:00 Break
10:20 Recap of Discussion Meyer
11:00 Other FHWA Issues
• Accelerating the conduct of research: review timing for contracting, conduct on research and publication
11:30 Discussion of RTCC and its role in advising FHWA Meyer
Noon Lunch/adjourn







Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael Meyer
Chair
Frances T. Banerjee

Arthur M. Dinitz

Wayne K. Kittelson

Daniel Murray

J. David Roessner

Kumares C. Sinha

Larry E. Tibbits


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee held their annual Bias and Conflict Discussion

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 07, 2011


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Stephen Godwin
Contact Email:  sgodwin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3261

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

June 9, 2010
7:30 Breakfast at study center

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 Review bias and conflict

OPEN SESSION
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

NATIONALLY COORDINATED PROGRAM OF HIGHWAY RESEARCH

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




Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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:

None.

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


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2373

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordination Committee
March 2-3, 2010,
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA



March 2, 2010
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Review of Agenda

Nationally Coordinated Program of Highway Research
8:35 a.m. Introduction and background to discussion Chairman/staff
• RTCC recommendation in SR 295
• Motivation for recommendation – growing complexity and appearance of fragmentation of program with expansion of UTC program
• Overview of current scale of highway research – FHWA, SP&R, UTC
• Recap of discussion at November 2009 RTCC meeting about coordination: a process for collaboration vs. a specific research agenda
• Goals for and structure of day’s discussion

8:55 Current state DOT research coordination and priority setting activities
Panel of state research directors (Larry Orcutt, Sandra Larson, Dave Huft, Skip Paul, and Dale Peabody), each speaking for 5 minutes about their own state and states within their regions

9:45 Questions and discussion

10:15 Break

10:35 FHWA thoughts on national research coordination FHWA staff
• Goals and objectives
• Possible approaches

10:55 Questions and discussion

11:30 Comments from UTC and RITA perspective --
Panel including Joe Sussman, Kumares Sinha, Curt Tompkins, Rob Bertini, and Larry Sutter, each speaking for 5 minutes in response to state DOT and FHWA remarks and commenting on transportation vs. highway research and workforce development goals of UTC program, as well as constraints on coordination from university perspective.

12:00 Questions and discussion

12:30 Lunch

1:30 p.m. Recap of issues raised in morning session Chairman/staff
• Identification of opportunities, barriers, and issues

1:45 General Discussion:
• What are purposes and measures of success for a nationally coordinated program?
o Goals and objectives
o Outputs and outcomes
o Relationship to USDOT R&D strategic plan
• What would a program look like?
o Agreed upon agenda within topic areas?
o A set of processes to ensure collaboration/avoid duplication?
o What specific role for FHWA?

3:00 Break

3:20 Continue discussion
• What new processes are needed to achieve goals and objectives that incorporate federal, state, and UTC programs?
o Regular regional or national meetings, either face-to-face or virtual?
o Posting and updating of research road maps by all parties?
o More extensive use of TRIS, RIP, and RNS databases?
o Other?

4:00 Synthesis of discussion -- A proposed nationally coordinated program of highway research
• Goals and objectives
• Essential elements
• FHWA role
• Barriers to achieving goals/Outstanding issues to be resolved
• Next steps

5:00 Adjourn

6:00 Reception and dinner at Beckman Center


March 3, 2009
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Review of agenda Chairman

Proprietary Products
8:35 Recap of Nov 2009 discussion Staff

8:45 Updates to commissioned paper Barbara Harder

9:15 Discussion All

10:00 Break

10:20 Plans for June 2010 Meeting

10:45 Closed session for RTCC to develop recommendations for letter report on proprietary products

12:00 Adjourn (Lunch available at study center)






Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Frances T. Banerjee
Arthur M. Dinitz
Kevin Keith
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael R. Morris
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
J. David Roessner
Robert L. Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
Larry E. Tibbits


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members developed recommendations for letter report on proprietary products.

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 16, 2010


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, FHWA
McLean, Virginia (11/19/2009)
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2373

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee
Meeting Agenda
November 19-20, 2009


November 19, 2009, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)

OPEN SESSION
7:30 a.m. Breakfast available in National Academies cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Assemble at Keck Center for bus to TFHRC
8:45 Arrive at TFHRC
9:00 Overview of FHWA R&D program, M. Trentacoste
10:30 Break
10:45 Tour lab 1
11:15 Tour lab 2
11:45 Lunch
12:45 p.m. Tour lab 3
1:15 Tour lab 4
1:45 Tour lab 5
2:15 Break
2:30 Update on FHWA Advanced, Kuehn
Exploratory Research Program
4:00 Conclude meeting
6:00 Committee Working Dinner
8:00 Adjourn


November 20, 2009, Keck Center

8:00 Breakfast available in Meeting room/Review of Agenda
8:30 CLOSED SESSION – Committee Composition and Balance

OPEN SESSION
9:15 RTCC Charge, D. Carlson
9:30 FHWA Update, M. Trentacoste
9:45 Proprietary products, B.T. Harder
10:15 Break
10:30 Continue proprietary products
11:00 FHWA Innovation Initiative, FHWA
12:00 Introduction to Nationally, D. Elston
Coordinated Highway R&T Agenda Setting

12:30 Working Lunch – Plans for March 2010 Meeting
1:30 Adjourn




Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Kevin Keith
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael R. Morris
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
J. David Roessner
Robert L. Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
Joseph M. Sussman
Larry E. Tibbits

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee Composition and Balance

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 30, 2009


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-2373

Agenda
June 9, 2009

Open Session

7:30 Working Breakfast at Study Center

8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Dean Carlson, Chairman

Review of Agenda

8:40 FHWA Update
Mike Trentacoste, FHWA
New appointments, authorization

9:00 FHWA Innovation Delivery:
Amy Lucero, FHWA

Vision and plans
9:20 Discussion

10:00 Break

10:20 Highways for Life Programs
Byron Lord, FHWA

11:00 Discussion

11:20 NASA efforts to market Technologies
John Emond, NASA

11:40 Discussion

12:15 Working Lunch at Study Center

1:00 Marketing non proprietary products: issues, barriers, and strategy

Road Safety Audits Implementation
Byron Lord

1:20 Discussion

1:40 Safety Analyst Implementation
Mike Trentacoste

2:00 Discussion

2:20 Marketing proprietary products: issues, barriers, and strategy
Art Dinitz

2:40 Discussion

3:00 Break

3:20 Discussion (cont)

4:00 Wrap up Discussion: Identification of Barriers to
Implementation and
Effective Strategies to Address them

5:00 Closed Session – Committee and Staff Only

5:30 Adjourn

Open Session

6:00 Reception and Shore Dinner



June 10

7:30 a.m. Working Breakfast at Study Center

8:30 Recap of Previous Day Discussion
Dean Carlson

9:00 FHWA update on Advanced Research
Mike Trentacoste

10:00 Break

10:20 Discussion of possible fall 2009 meeting at TFHRC and winter 2010 meeting at Beckman Center.

Discussion of topics to be covered

11:30 Closed Session – Committee and Staff only

Noon: Working Lunch at Study Center

1:00 Continued closed session

2:00 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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
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:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 29, 2009


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-2373

Agenda
8:00 CLOSED SESSION
OPEN SESSION
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
Background
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

CLOSED SESSION
5:00
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
CLOSED SESSION
2:00 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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:

None

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


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Stephen Godwin
Contact Email:  sgodwin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-3261

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (FHWA)
Draft Agenda, June 10-11, 2008
Room 208, Hackerman House
Jonsson Center, National Academy of Sciences
314 Quissett Avenue, Woods Hole, MA

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
7:30 a.m. Working breakfast at Study Center

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 Bias & Conflict Updates
OPEN SESSION
9:00 FHWA Update
9:30 Technical Corrections
Advanced Research Revised Program Plan
10:20 Break
10:40 FHWA/AASHTO Business Model for Deployment of R&D
11:00 Discussion
Noon Working Lunch at Study Center
1:00 Review Title V R&T Programs
3:10 Break
3:30 FHWA RD&T to Address National Priorities
5:30 Reception
6:00 Shore dinner
8:00 Adjourn meeting

Wednesday June 11, 2008
7:30 Working Breakfast at Study Center
8:30 Summary from previous discussion
9:30 AASHTO/SCOR Research Proposals for Reauthorization
10:15 Break
10:45 Committee rotation schedule/ideas about new members
CLOSED SESSION
11:00 Findings and Recommendations
Noon Working Lunch
1:00 Continue discussion
2:30 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
John Conrad
Arthur M. Dinitz
Timoty R. Neuman
Lawrence Orcutt
Constance S. Sorrell
Leslie Sterman
Joseph M. Sussman
Paul T. Wells
Kevin Womack

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

During the closed session the committee deliberated on its findings and recommendations for its report on the federal investment in highway research.


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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 23, 2008


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Laura Toth
Contact Email:  ltoth@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2545

Agenda
March 10, 2008

Closed Session – Working Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
8:30 Member updates, potential sources of bias and conflict of interest

Open Session
9:00 Topic to be determined (possibly an update by FHWA on events since the committee’s last meeting)
9:30 Topic to be determined (possibly presentation by FHWA staff and discussion about contracting mechanisms for procuring research)
10:15 Break
10:30 Discussion
11:00 Topic to be determined (possibly staff presentation on new section to working paper
Noon Working Lunch
1:00 Committee discussion on working paper
5:00 Break
6:00 Committee working dinner at nearby restaurant
8:00 Adjournment



March 11, 2008

8:00 Committee working breakfast
8:30 Summary of previous day’s discussion
9:00 FHWA Policy Research (Susan Binder) under SAFETEA-LU
9:20 Discussion
9:45 Presentation on Policy and Revenue Commission Report(Susan Binder)
10:00 Discussion
11:00 Closed Session
Noon Working Lunch
2:00 Adjournment
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Joseph Sussman
Timothy Neuman
Kevin Womack
John Conrad
Les Sterman
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
Dean Carlson
Constance Sorrell
and Len Sanderson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft Executive Summary

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

Draft Executive Summary

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 27, 2008


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Laura Toth
Contact Email:  ltoth@nes.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2545

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee
November 5-6, 2007
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
Draft Agenda

November 5, 2007
7:30 Breakfast at Beckman Center
8:30 Closed session for committee business

OPEN SESSION
9:00 Welcome, overview of agenda, introductions Chairman

9:15 FHWA Planning, Environment and Realty R&T Gloria Shepherd, FHWA
Discussion Committee

10:00 SHRP 2 Environmental R&T Neil Hawks, SHRP 2
Discussion Committee

10:30 Break

10:50 Stakeholder panel discussion Elizabeth Deakin, UC, Berkeley
Charles Howard, Puget Sound Regional Council; Jay Norvell and Joan Sollenberger, Caltrans

11:30 General Discussion Committee/Guests

12:30 Lunch

1:30 FHWA Report/Update Denny Judycki, FHWA

2:30 Highway R&T priority setting Committee/Guests

3:00 Alignment of R&T spending with priorities Committee/Guests
recommendations in SR 256

3:45 Break

4:05 Discussion about technology transfer Committee/Guests

4.30 Review of Operations R&T section of Strawman Committee/Guests
Draft

6:00 Reception
7:00 Working Dinner


November 6, 2007
7:30 Breakfast at Beckman Center

8:30 FHWA Safety R&T Jeff Lindley, FHWA
Discussion Committee

9:30 SHRP 2 Safety R&T Ann Brach, SHRP 2
Discussion Committee

10:30 Break

10:50 Stakeholder Panel Discussion Tom Welch, Iowa DOT;
Peter Sweatman, U. Michigan UMTRI
Lowell Porter, Governor Highway Safety Representative, Washington
Tim Neuman, CH2M-Hill

11:30 General discussion Committee/Guests

12:00 Lunch

CLOSED SESSION

1:00 Recap of discussions: Committee views of Chair/committee
Safety and Enviro/Planning Programs’ alignment with S-LU Principles

1:30 Discussion of themes/issues Staff/Committee
committee’s report text
Review of Strawman Draft (as required) Staff/Committee

2:30 Meetings/Report Schedule Staff/Committee

3:00 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Both closed sessions:
Frances Banerjee
E. Dean Carlson
John Conrad
Arthur M. Dinitz
Daniel Murray
Timothy R. Neuman
Lawrence Orcutt
Leslie Sterman
Joseph Sussman
Albert H. Teich
Paul T. Wells
Kevin Womack


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

First closed session:
The committee discussed potential sources of committee bias and conflict of interest.

Second closed session:
The committee began deliberating on findings for its report.

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

none at either session

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 28, 2007


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Laura Toth
Contact Email:  ltoth@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2545

Agenda
June 13, 2007

7:30 Breakfast at Study Center

CLOSED SESSION

8:30

OPEN SESSION

9:00 Introductions/Review of Agenda - Dean Carlson

9:10 FHWA RD&T in Operations
• Introduction - Denny Judycki
• Presentation - Jeff Paniati, Robert Ferlis
• Discussion - Committee

10:00 SHRP 2 Reliability Program
• Presentation - Walter Diewald
• Discussion - Committee

10:30 BREAK

10:50: Stakeholder Panel
• Views of End Users - John Conrad, Steve Lockwood,Connie Sorrell

11:30 Discussion

Noon LUNCH

1:00 FHWA Update
• Exploratory Advanced Research - Steve Chase
• Indefinite Quantity Contracts - Denny Judycki
• Other??

2:00 Advice to FHWA in “Improving Delivery RD&T in collaboration with our partners”
• Introduction - Denny Judycki
• FHWA Report on CMP Implementation - Deb Elston
• Other??
• Discussion - Committee/FHWA Staff

5:30 Dinner


June 14, 2007

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Review of Infrastructure RD&T section and other revisions to working paper since November 2006 RTCC Meeting
• Overview of staff draft - Steve Godwin
• Discussion - Committee/FHWA staff

10:00 BREAK

CLOSED SESSION

10:20

OPEN SESSION

12:30 LUNCH

1:30 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Frances Banerjee
Dean Carlson
John Conrad
Arthur Dinitz
Daniel Murray
Timothy Neuman
Lawrence Orcutt
Leonard Sanderson
Constance Sorrell
Leslie Sterman
Joseph Sussman
Albert Teich
Kevin Womack
Ysela Llort via teleconference


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee deliberated on reports in preparation.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 05, 2007

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